According to The Illuminerdi, it seems Clark Kent may be up against regular nemesis, Lex Luthor next year. However, Jon Cryer won’t be portraying the character in the series Superman & Lois.
Obviously, the Arrowverse is going through a major shift right now. Stephen Amell is gone and Batwoman is gaining a new central character. As well as this, we have the launch of new series, Superman & Lois, starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch.
It was reported previously that Wolé Parks had been cast in the villainous role of ‘The Stranger’. The Illuminerdi have now revealed that this part is actually that of Lex Luthor.
Obviously, this is slightly confusing. Lex Luthor already exists in the Arrowverse and is portrayed by Jon Cryer. After Crisis on Infinite Earths, the Multiverse issue also seems to have been resolved. Yet, the Illuminerdi further explain that Parks’ Luthor is from another Earth.
At one point, Batwoman featured a displaced Beth Kane, who struggled to find a place in this newly remade world. Perhaps a similar angle will be used on this other version of Luthor. It would provide sound motivation, in terms of Luthor blaming Superman and co for trapping him on a different Earth.
Of course, all plot details remain under speculation. With the current Covid-19 pandemic, it will be even longer until we get confirmation on some details. Regardless of what is in store, the Arrowverse is on an indefinite break.
Source: The Illuminerdi