Spoilers "Superman & Lois" Season 2

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  1. Nerys Myk

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    I wonder if Titus Welliver is busy? ;)
     
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    Oh, I guess Crissy realized that falling off turnip truck from Smallville and then immediately spending, what, twenty years working at the top newspaper on the planet (heh) isn't actually a thin résumé.
     
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    Clark mostly did puff pieces and ghost wrote the advice column, Mann Anders.
     
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  4. Christopher

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    Too bad they're recasting Lex. I regret that we never got a real confrontation between Hoechlin's Supeman and Cryer's Lex, outside of their participation in Crisis.
     
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  5. valkyrie013

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    Cryers Lex was the best live action version. Owell
    Let's see then.

    Jim Parsons would be good!


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  6. Mr. Adventure

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    Comic fans (myself as well) can get really attached to the actors cast in the roles. If nothing else, this will affirm that the show is separate from Arrowverse Prime. Cryer’s statement makes it sound like they have something specific in mind. Cryer’s Lex seemed tailored for Supergirl so it would’ve been interesting to see the character sparring with a Superman from a different kind of show as I suspect the new Lex will have a vibe that more easily fits into S&L.
     
  7. Sketcher

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    I wish this would somehow lead to Rosenbaum returning to the role. Let the man keep his hair if he wants.
     
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  10. Christopher

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    Hmm, I dunno. Certainly Berlanti shows love to bring back legacy actors, and they have occasionally brought them back as the same characters or their doppelgangers (Tina McGee, Tony Bellows, Routh's Superman), but the more common practice is to bring them back to play different, related characters -- say, John Wesley Shipp plays Barry Allen's dad, Helen Slater and Dean Cain play Supergirl's adoptive parents, the guy who was Luthor's nephew in Superman IV plays Luthor himself. Smallville did it too, with Annette O'Toole as Martha Kent, Terence Stamp as the voice of Jor-El, and Christopher Reeve as a mentor figure to Clark. I feel it's part of the fun to let them play new characters with a nod to their old ones, rather than just reprise something we've seen before.

    On the other hand, Smallville didn't really give Rosenbaum much chance to play the mature, villainous Lex Luthor, so having him play that role now would effectively be letting him play something new, and fulfilling a missed opportunity. So in that sense, it could work, I guess. At least, it could if the show's writing is any good, rather than the mess we got in season 2.
     
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  11. Kai "the spy"

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    My comment was about Hackman and Rosenbaum, specifically. While I'd welcome Rosenbaum getting cast in the role, I also keep an open mind about other actors.
    I've long wanted to see Michael C. Hall get a crack at Luthor, but I have a feeling a probably doomed CW series wouldn't appeal to him. He also might not be keen to appear bald, considering his past cancer treatment.
    But I'm sure whoever they'll get will do a good job.
     
  12. Christopher

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    What I was hinting at was that it might be more fun to bring in Rosenbaum as a different character, like the Berlanti shows have done with so many other legacy actors. I was going to suggest that he could play Lionel Luthor, in the old tradition of an actor growing up to play their former character's parent (which, in DC productions, goes back as far as Noel Neill in Superman: The Movie) or something similar. But he's probably too young for Lionel, I guess. And I don't think Lex ever had a brother.
     
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  13. The Realist

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    Smallville's Lex had more than one, although those characters are pretty obscure in the larger Superman scheme.
     
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  14. Jayson1

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    They should get Alan Tudyk to play Lex. He could play him as both playful but evil.
     
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    He was already Mr Nobody in Doom Patrol though, or is that show not linked to DC TV?
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    I don't think any of the shows now are really linked per se. It gets a little fuzzy with almost Arrowverse Diggle on S&L and almost Doom Patrol making a guest appearance on Titans but they are canonically in separate worlds.
     
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  17. Kai "the spy"

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    Wouldn't matter anyway, since we know that one Earth's Jay Garrick looks like another Earth's Henry Allen, and one Earth's Atom looks like another's Superman.
     
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    And Earth-90's Barry Allen. But they explained that Jay and Henry were doppelgangers of the same individual who'd been adopted and given a different name in another world, so their resemblance was not just coincidental.
     
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    I would be up for that, I've only seen the first three episodes of Titans, so I don't know if we see more of him later, but I liked what we got in the first episode and wouldn't mind seeing him get more time as Lex.
    As cool as this idea is, with his lead role on Resident Alien and a possible return as K2 in Andor, I'm not sure he'd have time for this too.
     
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