Jon Cryer, best known as Lex Luthor in the Arrowverse series, expresses his support for Henry Cavill following his departure from the DC Universe as Superman. After being AWOL from the DC Universe since 2017’s Justice League, Cavill returned to the character in the Black Adam post-credits sequence for a special appearance that was supposed to be a taste of things to come.
However, DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn recently confirmed that a Superman remake is in the works and would not include Cavill as the title hero. While fans have been outraged by Cavill’s departure as Superman, DC stars have also reacted to the unexpected news that broke a few days ago.
One of them came from Cryer, who first appeared in the Arrowverse as Lex Luthor in Supergirl and then in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. The Supergirl alum moved to Twitter to offer his support for the British actor, adding that he and Cavill should have a drink to discuss the shocking DCU news.
Cryer’s Lex was last seen in the Arrowverse during Supergirl season 6 when he was one of the show’s last adversaries. While Supergirl is no longer on the air, Cryer’s Lex might appear on at least one more DC TV program next year.
Despite Superman( Henry Cavill) & Lois taking place in the Arrowverse, the program confirmed in its season 2 conclusion that it really existed on an alternate Earth in the shared reality.
The term “responsibility” refers to the act of determining whether or not a person is responsible for his or her own actions. The fact that Lex was exiled to the Phantom Zone in the Supergirl series finale makes a Lex visit on The Flash a bit hard.
However, by the time The Flash season 9 begins in 2023, considerable time will have elapsed since the events of the Supergirl series finale. Because Supergirl’s Dreamer appears in the last season of the Arrowverse drama, this may be a logical way to weave Lex into the tale, especially if he finds a means to leave the Phantom Zone.
But, given that The Flash season 9 is now more than halfway through production, it’s very doubtful that Cryer’s Lex would appear in an episode unless his comeback is being kept under wraps. The conclusion of The Flash season 9 marks the end of an era for the Arrowverse, which has been a major brand for The CW since 2012.
Because Gotham Knights is unrelated to The Flash or Superman & Lois, when the latter concludes, the Greg Berlanti-created world will come to an end. It doesn’t help that the Arrowverse and DCTV brands’ future on The CW appears to be dismal, based on recent remarks from new management, with Nexstar now being their new majority owner.
With that in mind, fans may look forward to some Arrowverse action in 2023 as they wait for more Superman DCU news.