‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’: Jon Cryer on Lex Luther’s Twist

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Part three of Crisis on Infinite Earths left everyone surprised and with a bit of cliffhanger until the mega-crossover returns in January for the final parts.  SPOILERS AHEAD.

Brandon Routh’s Superman suddenly died in the final moments of the episide. And, in his place, stood Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer), who used a scrap from the Book of Destiny to take Superman’s place as the Paragon of Truth. Definitely a moment from out-of-nowhere!

Cryer told Entertainment Weekly that, “It’s perfect for Lex. It’s exactly how he’s an asshole. I thought it was like that moment in Alien when the captains dies. You know, when the guy you think is the sort of steady hand, the guy who’s got a real shot at helping this situation. ‘Oh he’s in the pipe,’ and boom, he’s dead. It’s totally an oh s— moment, and I love that my character was the cause of it.”

Cryer continues, “But at that point [of reading the script], I was like ‘Oh, this is a cliffhanger where I don’t see any reason for hope.’ That’s about as bad as it gets. At that point, I didn’t know there was going to be almost a month in between when it airs and the next episode airs. So, I wasn’t aware of how long people would be held in suspense.”

The crossover series will wrap up on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in January.

“What I will tell you is that the Arrow script is my favorite script of the five,” says Cryer of the crossover’s fourth part.

After part three’s episode, the seven paragons are the last hope for restoring the Multiverse. Sara (Destiny), Barry (Love), J’onn (Honor), Kara (Hope), Kate (Courage), Ryan (Humanity), and Lex (Truth) are all that’s left, and things aren’t looking too good for the seven. They’re stranded and without guidance. Now to research all the crazy theories as we wait for the final two hours in January.

What did you think about the big twist at the end of the episode and what are you looking forward to with the final two parts of Crisis?

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