Rumors about Lex Luthor’s inclusion in the upcoming Batman vs Superman have been around since it was only a sequel to Man Of Steel. There have been countless names tied to the role, and since there hasn’t really been any confirmation of his actual inclusion, many are leading to believe they’re just rumors.
Comic Book Movie doesn’t believe they’re just rumors, and now have revealed some interesting details on the role, that include a scene description that helps fans get an idea what kind of Lex we will be seeing.
Last weekend, Zack Snyder dropped a few Batman Vs. Superman tidbits. The most pertinent, is when he said: “Lex (Luthor) loves calling him an alien.” Zack Snyder’s Lex Luthor isn’t gonna be focusing on real estate, like he has in past Superman films. This time, Lex’s motivations will be rooted on his belief that Superman is not good for mankind. The Lex that you will see, will resemble characteristics from Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman. The video below, includes a scene in which Lex explains to Clark Kent why Superman’s perfection diminishes his greatness. This is what you can expect from Zack Snyder’s Lex.
Alright, so he hates Superman for being a perfect alien, what else can you tell us hot shot? Well, my source describes Lex as “the pride of Metropolis. The people love him, he’s been helping out a lot. Even Lois thinks he’s a good guy initially. He is a very smart man and has a lot of charisma.” Wait, there’s more. Lex likes to dabble in “fringe” science. This is the side of him the people of Metropolis do not see. In one particular scene, Lex will ask his LexCorp scientists if they can recreate Kryptonian armor. Lex says to them, “When the world realizes what he truly is, they will need someone to stand up to him.” When one of scientists ask if he is that someone, Lex replies, “Is there any other person who can?”
They also seemingly confirm that the rumor that Terry O’Quinn (John Locke from LOST) was never considered for the role of Lex Luthor, despite recent rumblings that he was in the mix. They do name drop actor James Purefroy, saying that the production was seeking him out for the role, but he turned it out stating that he wanted absolutely nothing to do with the film.
While once again at this point, without any real confirmation from WB/DC about the inclusion of Lex, this is all once again needed to be taken with a heavy grain of salt.
Batman vs Superman is currently slated for a Summer 2015 release.