Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) is about to have a family reunion, but is this a cause for celebration, or dread? Fans will have to wait and see, when Jon Cryer enters the picture on ‘Supergirl’ as Lena’s brother, and Superman’s archenemy, Lex. As seen in this batch of photos, for some reason, Lex is now bound to a wheelchair. But his brain is presumably as sharp as always, and now he has access to Lena’s recent experiments. Uh oh!
Here is the description for the next the episode, entitled “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”:
Secretly furloughed from prison due to failing health, Lex Luthor visits his sister to seek her help; Lena is suspicious of Lex’s motives, but when she’s faced with a life and death situation, she must decide how she truly feels about her brother.
Take a look at the new photos featuring Cryer and McGrath below:
As executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said back in November:
“We are enormous fans of Jon Cryer, and he was instantly our dream actor to play the iconic role of Lex Luthor. Jon is a super-talent, and the fact that he played Lenny Luthor in Superman IV brings an added layer of legacy to his casting. We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jon to the Supergirl family.”
As the producers mentioned, Cryer appeared in the 1987 box office dud ‘Superman IV: The Quest for Peace’ as Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor’s nephew Lenny. ‘Supergirl’ has made a habit of casting actors that have previous ties to the Man and Girl of Steel: Helen Slater, who played ‘Supergirl’ herself in the 1984 live-action film, played Eliza Danvers, Kara and Alex’s mother; Dean Cain, Clark Kent/Superman from ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’, played their father Jeremiah; Teri Hatcher, Lois Lane from ‘Lois & Clark’, played the queen of Daxam, Rhea; Laura Vandervoort, Supergirl/Kara on ‘Smallville’ portrayed the villain Indigo; and Sam Witwer, David Bloome/Doomsday on ‘Smallville’, currently appears as Ben Lockwood/Agent Libert. Though not directly tied to Superman or Supergirl, Lynda Carter, of course, played ‘Wonder Woman’ on the iconic 1970s TV series, and recurred as President Marsdin on ‘Supergirl’.
In addition to Lex’s arrival, “O Brother, Where Art Though?” also features a meeting between Manchester Black (David Ajala) and J’Onn J’Onzz (David Harewood), and the introduction of James’ sister, Kelly (Azie Tesfai).
‘Supergirl’ airs on Sunday nights on The CW at 8pm EST.
Source: TV Line