So, Latino Review has dropped another scoop about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman (if they end up calling it that). A note on the following -- though this falls clearly in the rumor category for now, if true, will contain spoilers, so turn back now if you hope to avoid those.
We told you last week about Jesse Eisenberg being cast as Lex Luthor, but LR's sources have revealed a few more details about the Man of Steel version of Lex.
Lex Luthor is BALD. His head is shaven to be exact. But that is not all. He has another physical trait. You see, Lex Luthor is also into body art and has a detailed sleeve tattoo of the Metropolis skyline on his right arm. Lex is also the richest man on the planet who became a self made billionaire at 18. Lex is currently the CEO of Lexcorp who is one part tech genius, one part ruthless business man and two parts Metropolis street tough. Yes, street tough.
We meet Lex early on in the story when Bruce Wayne first pays him a visit at his 125th floor penthouse located inside Lexcorp Tower. Lex is sitting at his desk in front of an array of computer screens. Bruce considers Superman an impressive specimen. Lex considers him an alien, and a trespasser that doesn’t belong on this planet. Superman is just one of the reasons Bruce came to visit Metropolis. He has an interest in the city’s tragic circumstances. More like profitable circumstances according to Lex.
The rebuilding of Metropolis is Bruce Wayne’s main priority and is in town to help. Bruce believes pooling their resources would better serve the citizens of Metropolis and Bruce is willing to put his differences with Lex aside and let bygones be bygones.
It's an interesting bit of gossip, check out Latino Review's article for more. Personally, I wasn't fond of the Eisenberg casting (first casting I worried about), mostly because he's already well known for playing another business mogul (Mark Zuckerberg). He also has odd mannerisms that make me think Eisenberg when I see him, not whatever character he is playing. It will be interesting to see how it turns out however and if they can bring out something different in him. I wasn't happy with many of the decisions in Man of Steel though, so unlike some, I'm not full of faith for the team behind this movie.
At least this casting puts all those Bryan Cranston rumors to rest. Maybe the gossipers thought someone was saying Heisenberg when they heard the movie gods whispering about the Lex casting.
In keeping with the "it's just rumor" here is the rundown on the actual facts for Batman vs Superman.
The Facts so Far on Man of Steel 2
• Henry Cavill and Amy Adams will return for the sequel (along with Diane Lane and Lawrence FIshburne), Snyder is returning to direct.
And that's really it so far. News about The Rock's deal with WB is not connected to Man of Steel 2 yet. If you want to look at all the crazy rumors floating around about this movie so far, just take a look at the rundown here.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
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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