As we race towards The Flash's final season, the Arrowverse is starting to wind down. Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow were cancelled last year, while Superman & Lois (which is also thought to be on the bubble) now takes place in its own reality.
That explains why Supergirl star Jon Cryer won't reprise his role as Lex Luthor in The CW series, with The Walking Dead's Michael Cudlitz set to take over as the iconic comic book villain. Had the Arrowverse lived on, though, Cryer had high hopes for his version of Lex.
After playing the character in Supergirl and the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, the actor reveals that he approached studio bosses to pitch a villain-led spin-off.
"After the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, I pitched Warner Bros on a Legion of Doom series," Cryer recalls. "Wasn’t meant to be, I guess." That wouldn't have marked the first time we saw the Legion in the Arrowverse, as the team took centre stage in Legends of Tomorrow's second season.
There, the group was comprised of the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), with the baddies teaming up in an effort to acquire the Spear of Destiny and rewrite reality.
While Cryer is clearly disappointed that he didn't get the opportunity to continue playing Lex, he's also taken to Twitter to give Cudlitz the thumbs up. "Not gonna lie, sounds like this version of Lex Luthor is going to be very fun to play," he said. "I’m jealous. But this guy is going to absolutely crush it."
Would you have liked to see more of the Legion of Doom in the Arrowverse?