SUPERMAN & LOIS Season 3 Casts Michael Cudlitz as its More Brutal, Criminal Version of Lex Luthor
Superman & Lois season 3 casts Michael Cudlitz as its more brutal, criminal version of Lex Luthor, but The Walking Dead veteran is not on set in Vancouver yet.
Can’t wait to work with you, Mike! – Bitsie Tulloch.
Lex Luthor (Michael Cudlitz) is known to the world as the visionary billionaire behind LexCorp, but secretly, the criminal underworld knows who Lex truly is: a brutal psychopath who terrorizes anyone he crosses paths with. When Lex debuts this season, it’s been years since he dropped out of the public eye and he’s re-emerging hellbent on correcting a personal injustice by enacting revenge on the two people he feels have wronged him — Superman and Lois Lane.
Many wondered why Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor from Supergirl and crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths wasn’t reprising the role when That Hashhtag Show broke the news of a recasting last December.
Thanks Justin, but since this news is about a new Lex Luthor casting call for @cwsupermanlois that means I’m not going to be playing him this time around.— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) December 14, 2022
Godspeed to the guy who gets it! It’s a terrific show. https://t.co/nTh1wq43Og
DC did reach out to Jon Cryer to let him know that the show was going in a different direction with Lex Luthor.
And for the record, the folks at DC were very cool and gave me a heads up that the show was going a different way with character before they started looking.— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) December 14, 2022
Most of the time, actors learn about this stuff when it comes out in the trades. I’m grateful they were classy about it.
Casting details from That Hashhtag Show:
Lex Luthor for Superman and Lois:
He’s hellbent on destroying those who he feels are responsible for ruining his life. A chilling businessman, who’s rogue and amoral.
The casting calls for someone who’s late 40s, white and male.
How does this Lex Luthor connect with season 3’s other Big Bad: Chad Coleman’s Intergang crime boss Bruno Manheim?
The Walking Dead alums Chad Coleman and Michael Cudlitz will reunite on Superman & Lois:
Superman & Lois season 3 promo:
Vancouver filming dates: September 06 2022 – April 05 2023.
Showrunner: Todd Helbing.
Cast: Tyler Hoechlin, Bitsie Tulloch, Alexander Garfin, Michael Bishop, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Tayler Buck, Sofia Hasmik, Erik Valdez, Dylan Walsh, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz.
Good morning everybody. Just having my morning coffee. That’s all. Ahhhh.
Superman & Lois season 3 premieres Tuesday, March 14th at 8 p.m. on The CW.