Titans Season 4 Reportedly Casting Lex Luthor In 'Memorable' Role

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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Titans is yet another entry in a long line of DC Comics television series based in Batman's world, and another without the Caped Crusader in the spotlight. This includes shows like Fox's Gotham, CW's Batwoman, which is still airing, and the future holds a second show about the infamous city on HBO Max - this time in the world set in Matt Reeves' The Batman.

To Titans' credit, it's not afraid—or is at least allowed by Warner Bros.—to tackle some big-time comic characters and stories. This last season alone brought in Jonathan Crane's Scarecrow and Jason Todd as the Red Hood.

In recent weeks, fans got word of three more big figures from the comics joining the world of the show: Brother Blood, Mother Mayhem, and Jinx. Now, rumor has it that another massive villain will be showing his face: Lex Luthor.

Lex Luthor Sets His Eyes on The Titans

DC Titans Season 4

The Illuminerdi reported a rumor that the iconic and infamous Superman villain Lex Luthor is set to take the stage at some point during Titans' fourth season.

According to their sources, while the character will have a memorable appearance, he isn't set to be a regular cast member. It's important to note that this casting information is unconfirmed by Warner Bros.—however, the same site revealed the most recent three villains' casting shortly before Deadline made their inclusions official.

The Titans Get Another Top Tier Villain

The most recent reveal of villains for the show may not be the most well-known, but sometimes that's a good thing. This, however, certainly doesn't sour the news of such a big figure being part of Titans' world.

The most obvious direction with the character is exploring Superboy's origins even more, given he's the clone of Luthor and Clark Kent. It would honestly be kind of strange if his emergence onto the scene had nothing to do with Connor.

With not much more information available at the moment, fans will have to wait and see what happens when the show's fourth season begins airing. No official date is set, but it is expected to arrive by the end of 2022.

The first three seasons of Titans are streaming on HBO Max, and fans can watch the other current DC show, Peacemaker, on the same service.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.