CBM has some exclusive information on Superman vs. Batman, specifically Lex Luthor's role in the story. Personally, I have no knowledge of their sources, but the particular submitter has been pretty good in the past. Either way, take this all with a grain of salt if you are the suspicious type.
1 - Terry O'Quinn is not up for the role and never was.
This makes me feel pretty good about making fun of the idea that he was being considered the other day. They also say that there was interest in James Purefroy for the role, but the actor wanted nothing to do with it.
2. - Lex Luthor is 'the pride of Metropolis'
He's been helping Metropolis a lot as I'm sure there is plenty of rebuilding to do after the events in Man of Steel. The people love him and even Lois is a fan. Lex hates Superman however and loves referring to him as an alien. His motivations come from his belief that Superman is bad for mankind.
3. - Lex Luthor wants to build armor.
Supposedly Lex will be working to recreate kryptonian armor with the science division of LexCorp. Telling his people "When the world realizes what he truly is, they will need someone to stand up to him." When the scientist ask Lex if he is that someone, he replies, "Is there any other person who can?"
4. - The Flash and Wonder Woman will cameo.
But both are expected to cameo as their alter egos and not in costume. They also mention that Grant Gustin's Flash from Arrow may continue on into the movie if his appearance in the show is popular.
5. - Bruce Wayne will have a love interest.
And WB really wants to cast an African-American actress for the role. It's a serious relationship, so much so that she will be aware of Batman's secret identity. Affleck will be doing readings this week.
So that's the scuttlebutt for the evening, take it as you will.
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Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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