Emmy award winning actor Jon Cryer ("Two and A Half Men"), aka 'Lenny Luthor', nephew of 'Lex' in the feature "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987), will now play the recurring villain 'Lex Luthor' starting in the 15th episode of the current season of "Supergirl", based on the DC Comics characters, premiering January 2019:
The original 'Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor', created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, debuted in "Action Comics" #23 (April 1940), with a full head of red hair, described as "...a power-mad, evil scientist" of high intelligence and incredible technological prowess. Luthor's goal of killing 'Superman' was to be a stepping stone to his evil domination of the universe.
In subsequent comic books, Luthor became hairless as the result of an artist's mistake. A 1960 story by Jerry Siegel expanded upon Luthor's origin and motivations, revealing him to be a childhood friend of Superman's who lost his hair when a fire destroyed his laboratory. Blaming Superman, Luthor vowed revenge.
In alternate versions of the character, Luthor became a wealthy industrialist, thanks to patents on his numerous inventions, but still possessed with a jealous and burning desire to rid the world of the 'Man Of Steel'.
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