You get a Luthor! And you get a Luthor! And you get a Luthor! After being very stingy with certain characters, it looks like the various divisions of Warner Brothers are getting to play with more toys than they have in the past. It was famously known that ‘Arrow’ was forced to cease using Deathstroke and the Suicide Squad after the film division made plans for them. But Deathstroke is not only once again available to use on ‘Arrow’, but reportedly on ‘Titans’, as well. When ‘Titans’ began production, Cyborg was off-limits because of Ray Fisher‘s portrayal in the movies, but that character is free now, and will be utilized on ‘Doom Patrol’. ‘Supergirl’ was even allowed to use Superman (played by Tyler Hoechlin) and Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer). But could there be yet another live-action TV version of Luthor coming?
A casting description for ‘Titans’ indicates that a character named “Dax” will appear in the second season and his description sounds very similar to that of Luthor.
Mercurial and unpredictable, Dax delights in the element of surprise. Awkward and unpopular as a young boy, he insulated himself from others and developed masterful skills of manipulation. This led to a successful career as a criminal, where he had a unique ability to catch the enemy off-guard with his unassuming nature. Having spent many years in prison for his crimes, Dax is thrilled by the opportunity to get back to work and create chaos for his foes.
It would make sense for Luthor to appear since the last episode of Season One ended with a tease indicating that Superboy/Kon-El will pop up.
(Oh and Krypto, too.) The ‘Titans’ version of Superboy is a clone made up of the mixed DNA of Superman and Lex Luthor. It would make sense if one of his “fathers” appears in the flesh.
DC Universe ordered a second season of ‘Titans’ before the first even premiered, but it is currently unknown when it will go into production or be available to stream. Meanwhile, if you need to catch up, Season One is now available to stream on DC Universe in the US and on Netflix elsewhere.
What do you think? Would you like to see Lex Luthor on ‘Titans’?
Source: The GWW