SUPERGIRL Star Jon Cryer Confirms Lex Luthor Is Being Recast For SUPERMAN & LOIS Season 3

SUPERGIRL Star Jon Cryer Confirms Lex Luthor Is Being Recast For SUPERMAN & LOIS Season 3 SUPERGIRL Star Jon Cryer Confirms Lex Luthor Is Being Recast For SUPERMAN & LOIS Season 3

Supergirl star Jon Cryer has confirmed his time as Lex Luthor has reached its end, revealing that The CW has notified him another actor will take over the role in Superman & Lois season 3. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Jan 02, 2023 08:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman & Lois

Last year, we learned that Superman & Lois takes place in its own reality, and not the world that's affectionately become known as the "Arrowverse." That was evident when a very different John Diggle showed up, and while the creative decision has disappointed many fans, it's allowed The CW series to do its own thing. 

Now, in some recently resurfaced Tweets from Supergirl star Jon Cryer, the actor confirms he will not play Lex Luthor in the upcoming third season (which premieres on March 13). 

"I'm not sure I could’ve played Lex on [Superman & Lois] even if they wanted to do this," the Two and a Half Men alum said, responding to a fan. "I'm supposed to start shooting a new series for NBC in February."

"And for the record, the folks at DC were very cool and gave me a heads up that the show was going a different way with [the] character before they started looking," Cryer added, noting the villain will be recast. "Most of the time, actors learn about this stuff when it comes out in the trades. I'm grateful they were classy about it."

There's no word on who will play Superman & Lois' Lex, and it's a shame the series is moving on from Cryer when he did such a great job in the Arrowverse. The actor matched wits with Tyler Hoechlin's Man of Steel during Crisis on Infinite Earths, so it's a shame they won't be reunited here.

With The CW winding down its DC Comics adaptations and DC Studios looking to start over with the new "DCU," we expect the show to end with season 3, anyway. With that in mind, it makes sense to wrap this story up by having Superman once again face his greatest enemy. 

Check out Cryer's comments on the Superman & Lois recasting below. 

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The1st - 1/3/2023, 8:02 AM
@TheHumanSpider2 @JonAwesome - Rosenbaum is still my guy, but Welliver definitely brought a gravitas to the role. Recasting now is just another great Hollywood decision...

LiteraryJoe - 1/2/2023, 8:22 AM
I think it's weird that I'm in the minority in not liking Cryer's casting.
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/2/2023, 8:27 AM
That's a shame, he gave a fantastic portrayal as Lex. Very big shoes to fill.

TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 9:12 AM
@HeavyMetal4Life -
abd00bie - 1/2/2023, 9:29 AM
@HeavyMetal4Life - Not anymore you ain't
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/2/2023, 11:06 AM
@TheWalkingCuban - personally I try not to use gifs of criminals, misogynists, and sex traffickers, but that's just me
TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 12:16 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - eh, everyone against the establishment is accused of some monstrosity, pretty obvious deflection tactics
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/2/2023, 12:31 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - you know I've had good convos with ya in the past buddy and expect to have more in the future, but your latest response here is not a good one. This ain't rocket science bro and it has nothing to do about being for or against the establishment. Wrong is wrong, period. Being "against the establishment" does not make it right to be a misogynist let alone a piece of shit person.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 1:14 PM
@HeavyMetal4Life - I don’t believe he did it tho. It comes down to right and wrong I agree but wrongfully accused falls under wrong. We don’t have to agree that he is wrongfully accused. I’m f he did the thing then I agree with you, period. I don’t believe he did
dagenspear - 1/2/2023, 5:38 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - If he was wrongly accused, which you can't prove all by yourself. So, I think it comes down to bias. I think the logical angle is to assume nothing in regards to this case.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 6:11 PM
@dagenspear - no, I go with innocent until proven guilty
sully - 1/2/2023, 6:42 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - The true and only way to go with.
dagenspear - 1/2/2023, 6:55 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - Part of innocent until proven guilty is seeking the evidence to prove their guilt. If you treat someone as entirely innocent, you wouldn't investigate them at all. Like I said, I think the logical action is to assume nothing with this case.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 7:46 PM
@sully - amen and amen.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/2/2023, 7:49 PM
@dagenspear - a whole lot of innocent people are destroyed that way. Why? Because it hadn’t been proven. The guy is a target. And he got hit.
dagenspear - 1/2/2023, 9:51 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - They're destroyed by people assuming their guilt.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 12:39 AM
@dagenspear - yeah
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 2:07 AM
@TheWalkingCuban - Assuming guilt is different than assuming nothing.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 4:14 AM
@dagenspear - and I assume innocence. They’ve had it out for the guy. We hear more about him with zero evidence thus far than we do about Epstein. We hear more about Jan 6 than hunter Biden. We hear more about Kanye than Balenciaga. We hear more about Musk than Gates. The establishment does not like certain undesirables, to put it in ministry of magic terms. He’s speaking a message that goes against today’s grain. The government, the news, big pharma, and celebrities are all opposed to the kind of stuff they’ve been walking and talking. Sleight of hand my friend.
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 7:12 AM
@TheWalkingCuban - You said, as a reply to me saying it's logical to assume nothing, that it destroy's innocent people. It doesn't.

Assuming innocence is, to me, going into a situation with a bias.

I don't care about the rest of what you're saying. I'm discussing bias in regards to judging someone, whether positively or negatively.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 7:47 AM
@dagenspear - forget bias it’s the principle of innocent until proven guilty that I stand on. We can disagree and leave it there.
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 5:16 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - Arguably innocent until proven guilty is based on the concept of having no bias, not arguing for their innocence, maybe, in theory.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 5:25 PM
@dagenspear - great then I have no bias cuz forget the rest, I’m for innocent til proven guilty
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 5:28 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - You said you don't believe he did it. I'd argue that's bias.
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 5:30 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - You also he was wrongfully accused. I'd argue that's also bias.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 5:33 PM
@dagenspear - probably couldn’t sit on a jury lol
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 5:57 PM
@dagenspear - innocent until proven guilty should be THE basis FOR a jury to stand on, innocent not forever but until proven guilty. With that proof a jury should say ok, guilty. That’s Justice as spelled out by the very words innocent, until, proven, guilty. So heck yeah I agree with it and no I don’t see it as bias. It’s just right
dagenspear - 1/3/2023, 9:23 PM
@TheWalkingCuban - Innocent until proven guilty is different than assuming they didn't do it. Innocent until proven guilty is operating under the basis that guilt isn't determined until evidence is provided, with no bias for or against the person. Assuming the innocence of someone, without evidence for or against, is taking a side. That's a bias.
TheWalkingCuban - 1/3/2023, 10:18 PM
@dagenspear - just cuz I’m biased doesn’t mean I don’t agree with IUPG, I’d say if either one of us leans towards it it’s me. Now, why do I think he’d innocent? Because not long before this, the US was already pressuring Romania to arrest him. You see… I believe he will commit suicide soon. The involuntary kind. The kind you don’t have a say in at all
Twenty23Three - 1/2/2023, 8:40 AM
Not going with Cryer is a mistake in me eyes. Could have came close to Rosenbaum given more screen time
Timerider84 - 1/2/2023, 3:03 PM
@Twenty23Three - I would love for him to return, if they are going for a more serious tone. I'd like to see him start small and actually make his way onto the big screen. The only way to destroy him is Tom Welling's Superman regaining his power from Jor-El and a huge battle ensues like Man of Steel with Kal-El and Zod fight, but with Lex and his one time friend Clark.
dracula - 1/2/2023, 8:43 AM
Liked him but this is for the best. His version wouldnt fit the show

Plus supergirl season 6 really damaged the character
HeavyMetal4Life - 1/2/2023, 8:56 AM
@dracula - hmm interesting, I found him to be the strongest part of that season.
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