Michael Cudlitz Cast as Lex Luthor for “Superman & Lois”

Michael Cudlitz
BURBANK, CA – JUNE 28: Michael Cudlitz attends the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards at The Castaway on June 28, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Renard Garr/Getty Images)

Actor Michael Cudlitz has been cast to play Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor in Season 3 of “Superman & Lois”.

According to EW.com, the official character description states that Lex Luthor is known to the world as the visionary billionaire behind LexCorp, but secretly, the criminal underworld knows who Lex truly is: a brutal psychopath who terrorizes anyone he crosses paths with. When Lex debuts this season, it’s been years since he dropped out of the public eye and he’s re-emerging hellbent on correcting a personal injustice by enacting revenge on the two people he feels have wronged him — Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch).

Cudlitz, best know for playing Abraham on “The Walking Dead,” responded to the announcement on Twitter saying, “Holy Crap! Cannot wait to join this amazing cast”.

The third season of “Superman & Lois” opens weeks after Superman’s blowout defeat of Ally Allston. Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) now are working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough.

Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan (Alex Garfin) discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan (Michael Bishop) searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry (Wolé Parks) is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie (Tayler Buck). Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle (Erik Valdez) redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah (Inde Navarrette) explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.

Season 3 of “Superman & Lois” will premiere on The CW on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

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January 25, 2023 1:36 am

YES!!!!! Excellent news! 😀 I’ve seen him on The Walking Dead and he’s an excellent actor. This is very much needed good news.

Last edited 1 year ago by Superman2878
January 25, 2023 9:41 pm

I’m excited to see what he brings to the role of Lex Luthor. Can’t wait for season 3!

January 26, 2023 12:47 am

Yeah it’s excellent news! 😀

January 28, 2023 10:24 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Something that I love seeing is the dialogue between the heroes and the antagonists. This TV show is good with dialogue. So, I can’t wait to see the interaction and dialogue between Superman and Lex Luthor. It’s going to be a wonderful treat.