One of the most distinctive things about Lex Luthor is his brilliance, making a mortal man into one of the most deadly threats to the otherwise unstoppable Superman. That intelligence is on full display with the newest version of the character introduced in Supergirl. Played by Jon Cryer, this Lex is always eight steps ahead of even someone as smart at Lena Luthor. But sometimes, all those brains still need some physical strength to back it up, and that's where the Lex-O Suit comes in.
During a recent Q&A with Jon Cryer and the executive producers of Supergirl, Cryer was asked about the possibility of Lex eventually getting a version of his iconic power suit this season. And his answer hints that fans of giant robots fighting people with super powers might be in for a treat.
Lex has donned various forms of his power suit over the years, ranging from sleek extensions of his will to massive monstrosities. Each of them are constructed with the intention of being able to stand up to even the hardest of Kryptonian punches. When Cryer was asked about whether this version of Lex will get his own power suit, he coyly answered "There will be a little bit of that. Can I say that? He mostly uses his mind and is manipulative and all. But we do have some of that."
While Cryer didn't reveal any ideas of if, how or when Lex could don the suit, fans actually already have a decent idea of what it looks like. A version of the suit was introduced in the third season of Supergirl, during the episode "For Good." In the episode, the classic looking green and purple mech suit was used for an assassination attempt targeting Morgan Edge. However, it wasn't actually Lex who was piloting the Lex-O suit (seeing as how he was still in prison at the time), but rather his mother, Lillian.
The suit later appeared in the season 4 episode "Fallout." Mercy Graves and Lena Luthor each managed to get a hold of the arm cannons from the suit that Lena had been quietly working on. This led to a short but full-blown laser duel between the pair until Supergirl managed to break it up. However, the revelation from Cryer hints that we'll see the full suit in action again before the end of the season. And with it only having a couple of episodes left before the explosive finale, it'll probably be sooner rather than later.
Airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal and Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor.