‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Star Peter MacNeill Joins ‘Titans’ As Lionel Luthor
Another major DC character will appear in the second season of Titans. As first reported by SpoilerTV, Canadian actor Peter MacNeill has joined the cast of the DC Universe series as Lionel Luthor, the father of Superman archenemy Lex Luthor.
A celebrated voice-over artist, MacNeill has lent his talents to a plethora of projects, including Star Wars: Droids, Queer as Folk, and the 1996 drama film The Hanging Garden. In 2017, he appeared in one episode of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery as Baron Grimes.
MacNeill will make his debut as Lionel in the sixth episode of Titans Season 2, otherwise entitled “Conner.” The next installment of the DC Universe series will see Superboy escape from Cadmus Labs and begin searching for the truth about his origin.
Lex Luthor’s father was first introduced in Superman comics by Jerry Siegel in 1961 and has since appeared in other DC-related media under different names. In The CW’s Smallville, Lex’s father, Lionel Luthor, was portrayed by John Glover. Lionel was the founder and CEO of Lexcorp and served as an adversary of Clark Kent’s before eventually flipping sides and protecting Superman’s secrets from Lex. An Earth-2 version of the character appeared in the show’s final season, playing a pivotal role in bringing Lex back from his presumed death.
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New episodes of the second season of Titans hit the DC Universe streaming service every Friday.
The show stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Chelsea Zhang as Rose Wilson/Ravager and Esai Morales as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
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