People have been speculating for a while who The CW would select to play Lex Luthor when he made his debut in Supergirl. Now we know as actor Jon Cryer, who played ‘Lenny Luthor’ in Superman IV, has been cast for the role. Check out more on this below and let us know what you think about the casting choice AFTER THE JUMP. Supergirl airs Sunday evenings at 7pm Central!
Supergirl executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller released a statement, saying that Cryer has long been their top choice to take on the role.
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor,” said the EPs. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”