SmallVille Beacon promo

Here's a promo video of the SmallVille episode "Beacon" where I think Lucas is playing Lex Luthor (read somewhere else he's set to play Alexander Luthor), whatever it is, IS he for sure a Luthor and it looks like he's also a badass this time!
Is it exciting to see him as something new? A bad guy? I think so ;)
Enjoy the video.