Last fall, “Supergirl” broke new ground when the series introduced the Man of Steel, himself — a role that “Teen Wolf” star Tyler Hoechlin is set to reprise in the Season 2 finale. While it’s unclear if we’ll ever see Superman’s notorious foe Lex Luthor pop up in National City, apparently Lena Luthor actress Katie McGrath’s fan-casting short list for the role starts and ends with one name: Bruce Willis.
While speaking with TVLine, McGrath was asked who she would tap to play the role of her villainous on-screen brother, if only for a single episode. “One episode?” McGrath remarked. “Bruce Willis, the most amazingly, good-looking, bald man there ever is.” The interviewer would then go on to mention Willis’ cameo at — quick SPOILER ALERT — the end of the most recent M. Night Shyamalan thriller “Split,” which elicited even more enthusiasm from McGrath. “Right? Was he delicious?” McGrath queried rhetorically. “He’s delicious. He’d be a good Lex.”
We do know that McGrath will be returning as a series regular for Season 3 of “Supergirl,” so it’s not outside the realm of possibility to imagine that Lena’s brother will show up in an episode, even if only for a cameo appearance. However, The CW having enough buffer room in their budget to allow for the casting of a high-caliber actor such as Bruce Willis seems far less likely.
Starring Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, “Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, and Chris Wood as Mon-El.