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(Deadline)   Actor Jordan Elsass who plays Jonathan Kent on the Superman & Lois series will not be returning for the third season due to 1) Personal reasons; 2) Mental health reasons; or 3) He's an anti-vaxxer and the series is filmed in Canada   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-08-17 12:23:43 AM  
On less plague rat in Canada.
 
2022-08-17 1:02:24 AM  
Good
 
2022-08-17 1:03:36 AM  
Shouldn't this have the DUMBASS tag?
 
2022-08-17 2:03:13 AM  

real_headhoncho: On less plague rat in Canada.


Good.

/Are you still on the island?
 
2022-08-17 2:12:20 AM  
I'd say the whole cast is very good.. but he's probably the easiest to replace.

Stubbornly stupid is no way to maintain a career in anything.
 
2022-08-17 2:16:55 AM  
FTFA: According to sources, Elsass has been dealing with serious personal issues, some of them possibly related to mental health, that the series' producers became aware of.

Being a farking moron is now a mental health issue.
 
2022-08-17 2:34:35 AM  

Fonaibung: FTFA: According to sources, Elsass has been dealing with serious personal issues, some of them possibly related to mental health, that the series' producers became aware of.

Being a farking moron is now a mental health issue.



Technically correct, but yeah this idiot and all like him can get stuffed, I don't feel sorry about everyone with a broken leg when it is their own fault backflipping off a highway overpass and I don't feel sorry for every mental health issue when it is also self inflicted through wilful ignorance.
 
2022-08-17 2:38:42 AM  
So, D) All of the above
 
2022-08-17 2:40:25 AM  
Who?!?
 
2022-08-17 2:44:16 AM  
I saw "Johnathan Kent" and so I clicked on the link thinking I was gonna see a 50 year asshole actor and saw someone that looks just old enough to drink. Super weird moment of chronological vertigo.

I was legit like "wait has this show started with Clark as like a five year old? That's the only way this could be Johnathan Kent."

Haven't seen the show. Put together after a moment is probably Clark's kid. But I'd watch Super Muppet Babies I gotta say.
 
2022-08-17 3:04:11 AM  

DrowningLessons: I saw "Johnathan Kent" and so I clicked on the link thinking I was gonna see a 50 year asshole actor and saw someone that looks just old enough to drink. Super weird moment of chronological vertigo.

I was legit like "wait has this show started with Clark as like a five year old? That's the only way this could be Johnathan Kent."

Haven't seen the show. Put together after a moment is probably Clark's kid. But I'd watch Super Muppet Babies I gotta say.


Twin sons, Jonathan and Jordan Kent, high school freshmen on the show so far.  Named after Clark's two fathers, with Jordan named after Jor-El.
 
2022-08-17 3:38:18 AM  
This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?
 
2022-08-17 4:30:45 AM  
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2022-08-17 4:49:25 AM  

delysid25: This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?


I thought she'd end up making films with Kevin Sorbo about miserable atheists who become happy and fulfilled after discovering Jesus. I was wrong. She's not been that fortunate. She's working on a crowdfunded RWNJ hit piece on Hunter Biden.

Really.
 
2022-08-17 5:23:22 AM  
I know RTFA is out of favor but I did. There is no confirmation that is vaccination status is why he's off the show.

A show which I have never heard of. And an actor whom I've never heard of.
 
2022-08-17 5:25:16 AM  

jmr61: I know RTFA is out of favor but I did. There is no confirmation that is vaccination status is why he's off the show.

A show which I have never heard of. And an actor whom I've never heard of.


We do have threads on the show on the Entertainment tab whenever there's a new episode.
 
2022-08-17 6:28:19 AM  
Dean Cain, and now this guy? Can't they find anyone sane to play the part of Superman?
 
2022-08-17 6:35:23 AM  

SurfaceTension: Dean Cain, and now this guy? Can't they find anyone sane to play the part of Superman?


Jonathan, not Clark.
 
2022-08-17 6:37:54 AM  
Note that I know "Jonathan" is played by Jordan, I have to wonder if it's at all confusing to have the other guy play "Jordan".
 
2022-08-17 6:40:19 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Note that I know "Jonathan" is played by Jordan, I have to wonder if it's at all confusing to have the other guy play "Jordan".


I wondered that the first time I looked closely at the cast.

'Hey Jordan!'  'Uh, actor or character?'
 
2022-08-17 6:49:15 AM  
Elsass has been dealing with serious personal issues, some of them possibly related to mental health, that the series' producers became aware of. There is also conflicting information whether Elsass left or was let go.
Elsass' Covid vaccination status also is unknown. He is believed to have used an exception during filming last season

Let's decodify from Weaselglish:
Personal issues = He's doing ALL the drugs and then some.
 
2022-08-17 7:00:20 AM  

Gordon Bennett: delysid25: This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?

I thought she'd end up making films with Kevin Sorbo about miserable atheists who become happy and fulfilled after discovering Jesus. I was wrong. She's not been that fortunate. She's working on a crowdfunded RWNJ hit piece on Hunter Biden.

Really.


Jesus f*cking christ! And it's directed by this asshole
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Whom I found enjoyable in roles over the years but has been dabbling in being a right wing dickhole. I guess now he's going all in on that grift.
 
2022-08-17 7:08:25 AM  

Bslim: Gordon Bennett: delysid25: This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?

I thought she'd end up making films with Kevin Sorbo about miserable atheists who become happy and fulfilled after discovering Jesus. I was wrong. She's not been that fortunate. She's working on a crowdfunded RWNJ hit piece on Hunter Biden.

Really.

Jesus f*cking christ! And it's directed by this asshole
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Whom I found enjoyable in roles over the years but has been dabbling in being a right wing dickhole. I guess now he's going all in on that grift.


I'll just ignore that.  I still love maniac cop series.
 
2022-08-17 7:20:30 AM  

phedex: Bslim: Gordon Bennett: delysid25: This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?

I thought she'd end up making films with Kevin Sorbo about miserable atheists who become happy and fulfilled after discovering Jesus. I was wrong. She's not been that fortunate. She's working on a crowdfunded RWNJ hit piece on Hunter Biden.

Really.

Jesus f*cking christ! And it's directed by this asshole
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Whom I found enjoyable in roles over the years but has been dabbling in being a right wing dickhole. I guess now he's going all in on that grift.

I'll just ignore that.  I still love maniac cop series.


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2022-08-17 8:03:47 AM  

Fonaibung: FTFA: According to sources, Elsass has been dealing with serious personal issues, some of them possibly related to mental health, that the series' producers became aware of.

Being a farking moron is now a mental health issue.


Or, you know, SUBBY FARKING LIED.

/Moron submitter.
 
2022-08-17 8:25:27 AM  
Every once in a while there's a US politician who says hateful things who wants to come on a book tour. The Canadian government when processing the visa points out that hate speech is not protected in Canada and they piss and moan on US television that they're being censored.
 
2022-08-17 8:44:56 AM  
Shouldn't the 'sad' tag be replaced with the 'stupid' or 'dumbass' tags?
 
2022-08-17 8:58:33 AM  
so 1, 2 and 3 then.
 
2022-08-17 9:06:22 AM  

DLinds: Shouldn't the 'sad' tag be replaced with the 'stupid' or 'dumbass' tags?


Subby here. And I didn't use the stupid or dumbass tag because the article made it clear that the reason he left the show was...well...unclear. Hence the multiple-choice headline. Also I don't like making fun or lite of someone who maybe experiencing mental health problems.

Finally, it's obvious that many here don't watch or know what the show Superman and Lois is about. Briefly: Superman and Lois are married and have twin teenage sons Jordan and Jonathan. And the first year of the show is, in part, about how Jordan begins developing superpowers and Jonathan does not.

This is one of my favorite scenes from the first year (I haven't had the chance to watch the 2nd year):

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2022-08-17 9:21:07 AM  
As someone who prefers not to mix my politics with my entertainment, I'll just say I thought he was great in the role and it's unfortunate, but nearly any character can be recast so next man up.
 
2022-08-17 9:28:13 AM  
Jor El-Ass.
 
2022-08-17 9:43:37 AM  

Bslim: Personal issues = He's doing ALL the drugs and then some.


Would explain why he looked so strung out last season.

Oh, his CHARACTER was doing a lot of drugs.  And bizarrely doing drugs.
 
2022-08-17 11:09:09 AM  

delysid25: This kid is a moron. Just turned down a guaranteed paycheck for the next half decade at least, and wiped away any hopes of piggybacking this decent acting break into more lucrative gigs in the future. Remind me again what shows or movies that shoulders lady from the Mandalorian has lined up next?


See: Gina Carano
 
2022-08-17 1:34:28 PM  
Damn, you guys are so hell bent on trying to feel superior to others that you incorrectly labeled a person anti-vaxx just so you can smell your own vaccinated farts.

Yall need to touch grass.
 
2022-08-17 1:35:55 PM  
I really like this show but Jonathan's character has just been a weak link, ESPECIALLY last season.  At first, I thought it was writers not knowing what to do w/the only non-superpowered person in that extended family (Lois' superpowers, besides massive plot armor, are her investigative skills and street smarts).  They were trying to work him into Steel's storyline by helping John Henry out w/the suit but that went nowhere.  Then they put him on drugs and gave him a girlfriend he'd never land in a million years.  They even gave him an evil twin and he sucked at that, too.  Now it makes more sense--whether it was actual drugs, mental health, or whatever personal issues, there's something more than your typical anti-vaxxer issues there.  I feel bad for the kid & hope he gets the help he needs.  

In the meantime, writers: PLEASE do something w/his character now that you have a new actor!
 
2022-08-17 2:11:50 PM  

brigid_fitch: I really like this show but Jonathan's character has just been a weak link, ESPECIALLY last season.  At first, I thought it was writers not knowing what to do w/the only non-superpowered person in that extended family (Lois' superpowers, besides massive plot armor, are her investigative skills and street smarts).  They were trying to work him into Steel's storyline by helping John Henry out w/the suit but that went nowhere.  Then they put him on drugs and gave him a girlfriend he'd never land in a million years.  They even gave him an evil twin and he sucked at that, too.  Now it makes more sense--whether it was actual drugs, mental health, or whatever personal issues, there's something more than your typical anti-vaxxer issues there.  I feel bad for the kid & hope he gets the help he needs.  

In the meantime, writers: PLEASE do something w/his character now that you have a new actor!


I was going to say something like this. I thought he was okay in the role when he was basically just a supporting character full of blandness.  But then he started getting stories of his own, and he just wasn't believable as anything but bland.
 
2022-08-17 6:16:21 PM  

Noah_Tall: brigid_fitch: I really like this show but Jonathan's character has just been a weak link, ESPECIALLY last season.  At first, I thought it was writers not knowing what to do w/the only non-superpowered person in that extended family (Lois' superpowers, besides massive plot armor, are her investigative skills and street smarts).  They were trying to work him into Steel's storyline by helping John Henry out w/the suit but that went nowhere.  Then they put him on drugs and gave him a girlfriend he'd never land in a million years.  They even gave him an evil twin and he sucked at that, too.  Now it makes more sense--whether it was actual drugs, mental health, or whatever personal issues, there's something more than your typical anti-vaxxer issues there.  I feel bad for the kid & hope he gets the help he needs.  

In the meantime, writers: PLEASE do something w/his character now that you have a new actor!

I was going to say something like this. I thought he was okay in the role when he was basically just a supporting character full of blandness.  But then he started getting stories of his own, and he just wasn't believable as anything but bland.


Thank you for answering my question if he ever got powers. Now I know they will re-tool the character arc for this new season with a new actor.
 
2022-08-17 6:27:18 PM  

Redh8t: real_headhoncho: On less plague rat in Canada.

Good.

/Are you still on the island?


Yep.  Not like I have anywhere else to go.
 
2022-08-18 12:10:44 AM  

real_headhoncho: Redh8t: real_headhoncho: On less plague rat in Canada.

Good.

/Are you still on the island?

Yep.  Not like I have anywhere else to go.


The very best to you! Truly.
 
2022-08-18 5:41:24 AM  

kenshin5435: Damn, you guys are so hell bent on trying to feel superior to others that you incorrectly labeled a person anti-vaxx just so you can smell your own vaccinated farts.

Yall need to touch grass.


I was surprised by the number of people I saw wearing masks (even outside) in Ottawa last week. It was like stepping back in time.
 
2022-08-18 8:46:45 AM  
I am amused.  Good on Canada.  Can we import some intelligence?
 
2022-08-18 11:35:30 AM  

kenshin5435: Damn, you guys are so hell bent on trying to feel superior to others that you incorrectly labeled a person anti-vaxx just so you can smell your own vaccinated farts.

Yall need to touch grass.


Remind me why I have you tagged as "cool with nazis"?  Actually, don't bother.
 
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