SUPERMAN & LOIS Casts WALKING DEAD Veteran Michael Cudlitz as Lex Luthor

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that Jon Cryer would not be returning to play Lex Luthor on The CW’s DC series Superman & Lois. So, the producers had to go find another actor to take on the villainous role and EW is reporting that actor is Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead, Southland), and he is set to make his debut as Lex in Season 3 of the series.

The official character description reads: “Cudlitz’s Lex Luthor 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 (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch).”

This is interesting and unexpected casting, but I like it! I like the actor and it seems like he’ll bring something different and unique to the character. It’ll fun to see him in the role and see how he plays it.

Superman & Lois Season 3 begins just weeks after Clark Kent/Superman defeated Ally Allston (Rya Kihlstedt), and “Clark and Lois are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small-town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough.

“Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan (Alex Garfin) discovers what a superhero identity really means and Jonathan (now played by Michael Bishop after Jordan Elsass suddenly exited the series after season 2) searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry (Wolé Parks) is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie (Tayler Buck). Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle (Erik Valdez) redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah (Inde Navarrette) explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh) reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.”

Superman & Lois season 3 premieres Tuesday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. What do you think about Michael Cudlitz taking on the role of Lex Luthor? I just hope he comes walking in on the show looking like the photo of him above!

Source: EW