Superman And Lois will be recasting one of its core characters. The series has been one of the most beloved DC series in some time, and a fantastic portrayal of the Man Of Steel. The show has explored Clark Kent as a father in addition to his role as a superhero. One of the kids, however, is going to be recast it seems. Jordan Elsass is departing the show after he failed to report to set due to personal reasons. It's too bad, since he made an awesome Jonathan Kent! If you ask me, anyway.
Warner Bros. actually released a statement on Tuesday night which sort of explained what was going on.
"Jordan Elsass has notified the Studio that he will not be returning to Superman & Lois for season three due to personal reasons. The role of Jonathan Kent will be recast."
Out of the two boys on the series, Jonathan is the one who didn't end up getting powers. That honor was given to his brother, Jordan Kent who is portrayed by Alex Garfin.
The departure of Elsass is something I have to admit I'm sad about. Not only because he was fantastic in his role, but he also seemed to love being on the series. He would post tons of funny photos on social media, and everything he's ever said has pointed to him having a blast on set.
He seemed to especially love the recent addition of Jon-El on the series.
"Honestly, that's been my favorite part of the whole season. It was just so much fun to get into that headspace. I mean, you really feel powerful. And that's the thing about when you're really into it and you're doing the scene: It can drain the life out of you, or it can make you feel like a million bucks. Playing Jon El, because he's confident and dark, much like the Joker, I think that is a big similarity there. Heath played it the whole time that he's very, very confident in any situation and he just does not care. But the difference is that Jon El at least wants to be very calculated and meticulous and very calm and cool, but internally he's still young and obviously he's still going through it in these high-pressure, high-stress situations. That was the difficult part, playing into the fact that he's still the same age as other Jon. He's still a kid, you know? I had to play into that where it's not super, super dark. He still doesn't fully understand how the world works and people's motives because he's still young and naive. That was an interesting dynamic to play because it's not just full-out bad guy. There's still some innocence in him and there's still some good in him. But he's a villain in the making, definitely." he told Entertainment Weekly in a previous interview.
Superman And Lois will return for a third season on The CW.
Thanks for all the work you put into the show, Mr. Elsass. I'll miss seeing you as Jonathan Kent.