DC fans weren’t blown away by the news that Supergirl had cast Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor at first. Apart from being most known for his comedic roles in the likes of Two and a Half Men, the previous time Cryer played a member of the Luthor family – Lex’s idiotic nephew Lenny – in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, things did not go well. Exec producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller promised the actor would make a great Lex, though, and – you know what – it turns out they were right.
Cryer made his Supergirl debut in last night’s latest episode of season 4, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, and fans were immediately bowled over by his performance as the Man of Steel’s eternal nemesis. Even those who were unsure about his casting were left eating humble pie halfway through the episode.
You know, I wasn't sure about it when he was announced, but, about half way thru this episode of Supergirl, Jon Cryer is a really good Lex Luthor
— Randy Wilder (@Raaaaaaaandyyy) March 18, 2019
For others, it only took about five minutes for Cryer’s Lex to win them over.
Jon Cryer is already awesome as Lex Luthor and it's only been about 5 minutes. #Supergirl
— Pierce (@PierceAH66) March 18, 2019
Then again, another fan only needed five minutes to decide that Cryer’s a better Lex than Jesse Eisenberg was in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
— Brother from Vathlo (@The_true_GMan) March 18, 2019
Many actors, like Eisenberg, have embodied the greatest criminal mind of our time over the decades, but some fans are already saying Cryer is Lex Luthor.
Indeed. He's defied expectations. He IS Lex Luthor. pic.twitter.com/XgyRcdYDTt
— GCB9222 (@gcb9222) March 18, 2019
Now that Cryer’s made his mark on the DC universe and gone down a storm, how about spinning him off into that rumored Superman show with Tyler Hoechlin? The CW, are you listening?
— Austin Grant (@AustinPlanet) March 18, 2019
Last but not least, the final word has to go to Michael Rosenbaum, the last Lex Luthor we had on the small screen on Smallville. He offered his congratulations to his successor on his great turn. And it just so happens that Cryer’s a guest on Rosenbaum’s podcast this week!
Jonny boy! You killed it! And they say I had a good head. That’s a perfect dome brother. Congrats Lex. Love, Lex! @MrJonCryer @TheCW @TheCWSupergirl By the way… you’re on my podcast Tuesday. Lots to talk about! Lex and Life! Tell your folks to subscribe. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/iaQXnrRvWJ
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) March 18, 2019
The Girl of Steel’s battle with Lex Luthor intensifies as Supergirl continues this Sunday on The CW. Don’t miss it.