'Supergirl' season 4 is bringing back familiar foe Lex Luthor and fans want Michael Rosenbaum to play the role
DC earlier announced they are bringing back one of the most iconic villains and biggest foes of Superman, Lex Luthor
The CW's 'Supergirl' is bringing a familiar nemesis to season 4. DC earlier announced they are bringing back one of the most iconic villains and biggest foes of Superman, Lex Luthor. Though the casting for Luthor is not yet done, fans already seem to have someone in mind and his name is Michael Rosenbaum.
The world of @TheCWSupergirl continues to grow thanks to the upcoming debut of Lex Luthor! Head here for more on the iconic villain's Season 4 appearance: https://t.co/ykhjcVHbYH #DCTV pic.twitter.com/TFbjYRL3Jo— DC (@DCComics) October 18, 2018
“We’re beyond excited to introduce iconic villain, Lex Luthor, to Supergirl and to weave him into our story this season,” executive producers Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller said in a statement on the DC Comics website. “We’ve talked about having Lex on the show since its inception and we’re excited to have him finally arrive. We can’t wait for him to shake things up in National City and watch him go toe to toe with not only Supergirl, but his sister Lena Luthor.”
The part of Luthor has been played various times before on TV and movies. Fan favorite Rosenbaum played the role of Luthor on The CW's hit show 'Smallville'. Apart from Rosenbaum, the character was played by Gene Hackman, John Shea and several other actors like Rainn Wilson, James Marsters, Steve Blum, Jason Isaacs, Chris Noth, John DiMaggio, Anthony LaPaglia, Powers Boothe, Fred Tatasciore, and William Hootkins.
Cast Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor again, you cowards. https://t.co/dkDIFUl0oX— Jonathon Dornbush (@jmdornbush) October 18, 2018
Luthor will be back on the big screen, by Kevin Spacey in 'Superman Returns' and later by Jesse Eisenberg in 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League'. Even though Luthor has been played by so many other actors, fans are determined for Warner Bros. and DC to cast Rosenbaum again, even going so far as to calling it cowardice not to. Rosenbaum's role as Luthor in 'Smallville' gained him many fans, and some think he would be the best person to play the role now that he is a bit older as well.
@michaelrosenbum just read Lex Luthor will be making an appearance on Supergirl..... one question: do you still have hair at this moment?— Chris Holstein (@CrossFiticus) October 18, 2018
Rosenbaum may actually be the perfect age for the role now. I just hope Superman is in that episode too. I'd like to see more of him as a supporting member for Supergirl, as long as he isn't weaker.— Marc C (@MarcNYY618) October 18, 2018