As we get closer to the crossover kicking off production sometime this fall, we at That Hashtag Show have learned of two major characters that are currently being cast for the event. While their names are not DC Comics names, we believe they are just cover-ups for who the characters actually are. Starting off, we have the character of Lon-El that is said to be a male of any ethnicity in his 40s, with the potential to play older than their actual age. Lon-El is described as a mysterious visitor who is from another planet and is both ambiguous, inscrutable and has the power that is teased as nearly infinite. The breakdown specifies that this major recurring guest star has the potential to appear for post-crossover episodes of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl as well as Legends of Tomorrow, some as just a small cameo.
Another candidate, while unlikely, is the Superman of Earth-2: Val-Zod. Given that the breakdown is looking for an actor of any ethnicity and that the description is somewhat Superman-y, it wouldn’t surprise us to see another Man of Steel from another Earth. But at the same time, since we already have Hoechlin’s Superman returning for the event, would this really be the right time to add another Superman? It is unlikely but given that Lon-El would appear in post-crossover episodes of any of the four shows, having another Man of Tomorrow around could work. But again, it is very unlikely.
Last, but not least, we have the character of Dr. Elias Kern, who the shows are looking to cast a male in his 30s, open ethnicity. Described as a psychiatrist with his own mental health problems, Dr. Kern is a brutal sociopath who appears to be starting to lose his grip on reality. This recurring guest star will be present in all three episodes of the crossover.