The upcoming Supergirl season 5 finale will not air as planned. This, according to Jon Cryer, who is making his return as Lex Luther in the Arrowverse once again on The CW series. Cryer made his debut on the show last year and has since become a recurring villain. And, based on what we're hearing from the actor now, it certainly sounds like we haven't seen the last of Lex.
Waring: mild spoilers for Supergirl season 5 ahead. Currently, virtually all production in Hollywood is shut down. That means Supergirl wasn't able to finish filming its season 5 finale. During a recent interview, Jon Cryer explained that they are now rewriting the impromptu finale. Here's what Cryer had to say about it.
"The Supergirl folks have talked to me because we couldn't shoot our last episode. We had shot some of the last episode, and they're gonna use some of that footage, but they're writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it. Which is interesting because the way my character was thwarted now doesn't happen anymore. So I was like, 'Oh, did I not get defeated? Wait a minute, I like this!' Supervillains, we relish our chance to actually not be defeated every now and then."
Based on what Jon Cryer is saying, it sounds like Lex Luther was originally going to be thwarted in the finale. Instead, Lex may live to fight another day. Duking it out with Melissa Benoist's Kara Zor-El. Speaking further, Cryer explained that his tenure as the iconic DC Comics villain was extended, as he convinced Warner Bros. to let him be part of the recent Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
"I felt like such a nerd because I wasn't originally supposed to be in [the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover], but I literally had to talk to Peter Roth, who is the head of Warner Brothers, and say, 'Hey, I heard you guys are doing Crisis on Infinite Earths and Lex Luthor's a big part of that in the comic books. So I'm just sayin' I'm here, whatever.' And that's just humiliating."
This is particularly important, as the universe-changing event put Lex in a position of power. His criminal past has been erased and he now serves as the head of the D.E.O., aka the Department of Extranormal Operations. The finale, it seems, will result in Lex, Supergirl and the organization Leviathan coming to a head.
Given the ongoing production shutdown, there is no telling what will happen with season 6, which would typically return in the fall alongside the network's other Arrowverse shows. But the network does intend to continue the DC Comics series. Supergirl season 5 was originally scheduled to return on April 26, but was recently bumped back by a week. The show will now return on May 3 with a new episode titled Deus Lex Machina. This news comes to us via People.