Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 Topics

Happy Friday everyone! Only two more days until The Girl of Steel flies again! Any DC Universe fans out there might be celebrating three more new episodes of Young Justice! Don't forget to visit our sister site for those recaps! So we've got some pretty big news to share a little later today but before we do, Entertainment Weekly sat down with Executive producers, Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller to talk about the second half of Season 4 and they revealed some interesting choices. Here are the big elements that stood out to us, you can read the whole article here:

Jeremy Jordan: This was the biggest news for us at least. Given how season 4 has been going and where the executive producers want to take it, there doesn't seem to be room for Jeremy's return this season. They said they are interested in doing a big arch with him in season 5 which has all sorts of implications. Does this mean season 5 is a sure thing? Likely so with the Crisis on Infinite Earths revealed. Does Winn bring back the Legion with him? So many questions come to mind. Here is what the Executive Producers had to say:

We love Jeremy Jordan, we love Winn. It looks like, in terms of our storytelling, something we’d like to do at the beginning of next season as opposed to this season. We have a lot of stories that coincided with his availability at the end of the play. We don’t want to short shrift Jeremy or the character. So, we think it’s something that’s better served in season 5.

Lex Luthor: It wasn't a big surprise for us to hear that Lex would stay pretty close to how he's been portrayed in various other outlets. So far, Lex has not made his way on screen but the Executive Producers did mention that he has been seen in wardrobe and make up so the vison of Lex is complete! Jon Cryer, who is tapped to play the part, will make his first scenes starting next week! Here's what the EP's had to say about Jon Cryer's Lex Luthor:

Robert Rovner: We’re super excited about the introduction of Lex Luthor into our world and Jon Cryer’s portrayal of the character. I think that he’s the biggest supervillain we’ve had in the show, and his plans will kind of touch every character and impact the entire season moving forward once he arrives. Jessica Queller: The character is not that dissimilar to what we’ve seen in canon. He just [has] a sparkle in his eye and is smarter than everybody in the room and 12 steps ahead of everyone, and just a large, delicious villain.

A Culminating Multi-Piece Theat: We know through casting announcements that Manchester Black is building his "Elite" team. Additionally we saw in the end of episode eight that Agent of Liberty's popularity was growing. With the addition of Colonel Haley being perhaps more foe than friend, that still leaves Red Daughter and Lex Luthor coming up. The Girl of Steel could be facing a five-way attack where she'll need to play against others to prevail. Here's what the Executive Producers had to say:

Rovner Regarding Seeing More of Red Daugher: Very much more. The Red Daughter story becomes, well not front and center because we have a lot of stories going, but it plays a much bigger role. We’ll get to see a lot more of her and see her origin story in the second half of the season. Queller: Also, something that you’re going to see is that it may not appear so right now but all of our big bads and storylines are going to dovetail, including Red Daughter. So, they’re all of a piece, and how those pieces fit together are hopefully going to be pretty exciting.

Whew, so with that, we've learned a lot about how season four's second half is shaping up! Let us know what you think about Jeremy, Lex and these new villainous plans in the comments below and in our forum! Keep us advertisement free and visit the support page!

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#9 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsRomulus 2019-01-18 16:25
Sounds like a very full plate.

Let's hope the overall story doesn't suffer as a result of too many things happening at once. As an added element of note, it'll be nice to see Jeremy Jordan back in S5 (since it's all-but-official) once we actually get there.

So, let's hope that with all of the wheeling and dealing - character-wise - going on, I hope that it remains cohesive and watchable in the back half of S4. ;-)
#8 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 Topicsmuckle9999 2019-01-18 15:50
Very disappointed with this news. It's to bad that there is no room for Winn this season because of the show's direction. They had room last year when they confirmed his return. You can slice it any way you wish but I don't trust the executive producers. And it's not the first time.
+1 #7 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 Topicsvantheman77 2019-01-18 13:34
They have no room for Winn this season, but pushing it back to next season makes more sense when we have Crisis On Infinite Earths coming up.

Supergirl will need Martian Manhunter, Brainiac 5, Dreamer, and Alex to deal with Lex Luthor, Red Daughter, Colonel Haley, Children of Liberty, and The Elite. This would be the nutshell for the second half of the season.

I hope Jon Cryer's Lex Luthor is similar to the one from Young Justice.
+1 #6 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsEire El 2019-01-18 13:27
I suspect Colonel Haley might be this seasons Same Lane. At first objecting to and possibly even hating Supergirl, but by the seasons end realizing how wrong she is and completely warming up to Supergirl.

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With the addition of Colonel Haley being perhaps more foe than friend
+1 #5 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsSully 2019-01-18 13:23
I don't think I would really classify this season as being dark. A bit more serious - maybe Season 1 level in that regard but, not dark. The first half of last season would be closer to that distinction.

Alex makes a sacrifice - would this be related to her job? Surely, they wouldn't have her step down from the DEO. Or maybe they would and have J'onn, Alex, Kara and Brainy work together, using J'onn's PI business as a front?

I'll admit that when the EPs acknowledge that they're trying to tell a lot of stories and tie everything together, I get a little concerned. Hopefully, it all works out and the Red Daughter story isn't just an add on at the end for a couple of episodes.
+1 #4 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsArgo 2019-01-18 10:55
Holy cow! Looks like we’re heading towards a blazing hot backend of the Season!
+2 #3 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsLibertyPrime 2019-01-18 09:04
I misread the title as "& 54 OTHER TOPICS"! :lol:

Good news, overall.

That is a lot of material to dovetail. Looking forward to see it come together.

I miss Jeremy, but with everything else going on, it's important that they find time to do right by him and his character.
+1 #2 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 TopicsDrholiday51 2019-01-18 08:49
Sounds like things are going to get interesting from this point on. Was hoping to see Jeremy back this season but I guess we'll have to wait for season 5. I wonder if we're going to see a battle of the Luthor. Oh, well I'm ready and excited for the 2nd half.
+1 #1 RE: Jeremy Jordan, Lex Luthor & Other S4 Topicsjacksc01 2019-01-18 08:34
Wow- alot going on. It sure sounds like there will be a season 5 which makes me a very very happy camper. I love this show so much. It would be great to see Jeremy come back - would be great if he came back permanently. I am not one for seeing the legion come back. Interested in seeing how all these villains come together - SuperGirl, Alex and the DEO, Brainy, J'onn, Lena, James and Nia, will all have alot on their hands in the upcoming episodes - sounds exciting - can't wait.

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