Even though Supergirl has rightfully placed much of the focus on the titular character herself, I can’t help admitting that it’s gifted us with what have arguably been some of the best interpretations of Superman and Lex Luthor in live action. In my view, Tyler Hoechlin’s Man of Steel radiates the good-heartedness and wisdom the icon is known for, while Jon Cryer is downright diabolical and perfect as his archenemy. I’d go as far to say that Cryer is the second best Lex ever, right behind Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum.
Of course, we’ve learned of the storied history shared between the Arrowverse’s Superman and Lex Luthor, but we’ve never actually seen them in the same room. While speaking at Fan Expo Dallas though, Tyler Hoechlin stated that he’d very much like to remedy that situation if given the opportunity:
“I mean, I feel like it’d be ridiculous not to hope to go up against Lex Luthor. So that would be awesome, that would be so cool working with Jon, who I’ve met briefly once or twice. That would be a lot of fun. So in other words, I think it would be a blast to do that. That’s one of the, obviously, the greatest rivalries in storytelling. So it would be very fun.”
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You know, I have to agree with Tyler on this one. Considering that both men pull off their respective roles so well, it’d be a real shame for them to not appear in the same episode at some point down the line. I’m aware that it all comes down to actors’ availability and what the producers want to do, but come on. Just do it.
Still, we shouldn’t overlook the smackdown set to occur in the season finale. If you were to ask me, Kara Zor-El is going to have her hands full with a Lex Luthor who not only has his warsuit at his disposal, but also now boasts superpowers of his own as well.
For more on “The Quest For Peace,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:
LEX LUTHOR RETURNS — Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) descends upon Washington, DC and summons Lena (Katie McGrath) and Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong) to the White House. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) realizes she has one last chance to stop Lex and turns to the power of the press to help her. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Rob Wright & Derek Simon (#422). Original airdate 5/19/2019.
Supergirl‘s season finale airs this Sunday night on The CW.