Who plays Lex Luthor in Titans season 4?

Titans season 4. Image courtesy HBO Max
Titans season 4. Image courtesy HBO Max /

Titans season 4 introduced us to Lex Luthor. Who plays the legendary DC character on the HBO Max series?

One of the frontrunners of playing all things nefarious and intimidating when it comes to onscreen portrayals of villains, Titus Welliver is now the next Lex Luthor on the small screen for Titans season 4.

You might have just figured this out by watching the season 4 premiere, which is aptly titled “Lex Luthor”, but it was actually announced back in September during a preview on EW.

As stated by the showrunner, Greg Walker, bringing Welliver on board to portray the Man of Steel’s deadliest foe Lex Luthor was seemingly a less arduous task than you might think as he was already a fan of the source material. He expressed his inner geek as a comic book fan. The Titans show boss stated:

"“[W]hen I called to lure him in, I could barely get a word in. We were talking on the phone and he was just walking through his library, telling me about all his Wolfman/Perez Titans editions.”"

As revealed in the first teaser that premiered at this year’s New York Comic-Con, which is by far the darkest yet, this version of Lex has seemingly gained supernatural powers. Not only that, but he is conspiring with Potente’s Mother Mayhem. Walker added about the Gone Baby Gone actor:

"“He’s a giant, giant fan. He’d watched every episode of the show, and could tell me about certain stories, certain shots. It was the most unexpected call I’ve ever had.”"

Titans season 4 consists of 12 episodes, which are broken up into two parts with the first part streaming from November 3 through to December 1, and the remaining six episodes of the second chapter streaming sometime in 2023.

Titans season 4 stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Joshua Orpin, Jay Lycurgo, Franka Potente, Joseph Morgan, and Lisa Ambalavanar.

Geoff Johns, Akiva Goldsman, and Greg Berlanti developed the series based on DC characters. Johns, Goldsman, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Greg Walker, and Richard Hatem are executive producers. Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions are producing the series, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Titans season 4 part 1 is currently streaming on HBO Max, with new episodes being added each Thursday. Titans seasons 1-3 are available on HBO Max in the US and Netflix internationally.

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