This is enough to make Kara's hair stand on end: Lex Luthor is bringing his solo man show to National City!
The CW announced on Thursday that the iconic DC baddie will be activated Supergirl in season 4, with casting for the recurring role that will begin in the very near future. (That's your signal to fall
The name of Michael Rosenbaum a suggestion or two in the comments below.)
The news of the imminent arrival of Luthor arrives hot on the heels of Elizabeth Tulloch who was chosen to play Lois Lane (in front of the return of Tyler Hoechlin's Superman) in the next three-part Arrowverse crossover. A representative of CW points out, however, that Lex do not Be involved in the crossover.
In a joint statement, Supergirl EPs Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said: "We are more than excited to present … Lex Luthor to Supergirl and include it in our story this season, we have talked about having Lex in the program since its inception and we are excited that finally We can not wait for him to stir things up in National City and see him face not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor. "
Previous live-action residents of Lex have included Scott James Wells, Howard Sherman, John Shea and the aforementioned Rosenbaum (on the small screen) and Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey and Jesse Eisenberg (on the big screen).
Speaking of Rosenbaum, the Smallville The student recently maintained in his podcast (with guest Stephen Amell) that he "could not" play Lex Luthor full time now because he is older and the intense calendar would be unsustainable. (It should be noted that he did not rule out playing Lex in a short term base.)
Supergirl He returned with Season 4 this past weekend with stable grades, christened his new Sunday inn with 1.53 million viewers and a rating of 0.5 (equal to his season 3 average and final in the show). TVLine readers gave the premiere an average rating of "B".