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Major Superman Villain Returns in Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Second Episode

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With the Arrowverse's heroes slated to be assembled in part one of The CW's upcoming "Crisis On Infinite Earths" event, the second chapter, airing during Batwoman, promises to reintroduce one of its villains.

According to The CW's official synopsis, Lex Luthor, who was recently seen on Supergirl, returns on the Superman-centric episode. The episode will feature Tyler Hoechlin, who already plays the Man of Steel on the show. Brandon Routh will also appear as Kingdom Come's version of Superman, and Smallville's Tom Welling will at least appear as alter ego Clark Kent. So Lex will have plenty of versions of his arch-foe to deal with.

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The official synopsis reads as follows:

CAN THE REAL CLARK KENT PLEASE STAND UP? PART TWO OF CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS CONTINUES WITH SPECIAL GUEST STARS TOM WELLING, ERICA DURANCE AND KEVIN CONROY – The group uses Ray’s (guest star Brandon Routh) invention to track new recruits to help save the universe. The Monitor (guest star LaMonica Garrett) sends Iris (guest star Candice Patton), Clark (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch) in search of a mysterious Kryptonian, while Kate (Ruby Rose) and Kara (guest star Melissa Benoist) head out to find Bruce Wayne (guest star Kevin Conroy). In addition, Mia (guest star Katherine McNamara) challenges Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Rory (guest star Dominic Purcell) discovers a hidden talent, and Lex Luthor (guest star Jon Cryer) returns. Laura Belsey directed the episode written by Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson (#108). Original airdate 12/9/2019

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" begins Sunday, Dec. 8 on Supergirl, then continues in Batwoman on Monday, Dec. 9, and then picks up in The Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 10. After a winter hiatus, the crossover concludes on Tuesday, Jan. 14 on both Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

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