The CW’s Supergirl is getting a very exciting addition to its rogue’s gallery that showrunners ensure fans will “go crazy” over. The introduction to iconic businessman/villain Lex Luthor to the Arrowverse was only a matter of time.
Supergirl showrunners Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner sat down with Variety to talk about Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer and what his background will bring to the role.
“Epic. He’s so incredibly talented. His dramatization of Lex is grounded and emotional.” says Rovner.
Who doesn’t like a villain who’s grounded in reality with flaws and emotions? It’s probably why the fans were drawn to characters like The Joker and Magneto. Lex Luthor, however, is a character we have seen many versions of, so of course, they were also asked what makes him different from past versions.
“Hilarious. In our estimation he’s the best Lex Luthor ever. We might be biased, but he’s the most masterful actor. He’s just exhilarating as Lex. I can’t overstate how thrilled we are with him.” says Queller.
We’ve seen many actors leave their bread and butter roles to explore other characters that present a challenge. Cryer is known for his more comedic roles and this might actually benefit him as the relentless Luthor who can turn on a switch.
“He’s powerful, he’s devious, he’s funny, he turns on a dime. His dynamic with Katie [McGrath, who plays his on-screen sister,] Lena, is just so great. We think the audience is going to go crazy when they see his performance.” says Queller.
Are you excited to see Jon Cryer portray the classic Superman villain? Share your thoughts in the comment section and check out the official synopsis for next week’s episode below!
KATE BURTON GUEST STARS; NIA AND KARA VISIT NIA’S HOMETOWN – Kara (Melissa Benoist) joins Nia (Nicole Maines) on a trip to Nia’s hometown to visit her family during the town’s annual Harvest Festival. While home, Nia’s mother (guest star Kate Burton) encourages her daughter to embrace her destiny. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) deals with a street drug that is turning people violent and giving them temporary superpowers. Shannon Kohli directed the episode written by Jessica Queller & Dana Horgan (#411).
Supergirl season 4 stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers / Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen / Guardian, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as J’onn J’onzz / Martian Manhunter, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Querl Dox / Brainiac 5, Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal / Dreamer and April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley.
Supergirl airs on Sunday at 8:00 P.M. on The CW.
Here’s What We Learned On The Set Of DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Movie
Shazam! I’m writing that because I’ve had to use all the powers of an ancient Egyptian wizard to contain my excitement and prevent me from telling you the things I’m about to tell you at this moment. Back in April, I got the invitation of a lifetime. Warner Brothers, New Line and DC began sending out invitations to the set of the Shazam! movie.
I was lucky enough to be one of the few journalists invited to the set of Shazam! and I have to say I saw some pretty fantastical things. This was Heroic Hollywood’s second set visit and my first time ever visiting a movie set, so as a movie fan, I was excited, and as a DC Comics fan, I was screaming internally.
This was my first time visiting Toronto and it came with such a cool stipulation. The other journalists and I arrived in Toronto on Wednesday, April 17, 2018. We got to enjoy the beautiful city on our first night there and then on Thursday morning, we were up bright and early to visit the set of the film.
It was cold day in Toronto and me and a bunch of other journalists made our way to Pinewood Studios to visit the set of the Shazam! movie. We were directed into this office where they showed us this terrific sizzle reel and told us almost everything about the movie. Now that the embargo has officially lifted, I can finally tell you almost everything we learned on set of Shazam.
There’s a bunch of cool things about Shazam! that you guys have yet to discover and I’m excited to dissect it for you in the following slideshow. Hit next as I reveal almost everything about my Heroic mission to the Shazam! set.