After Entertainment Weekly revealed the first look at Lex Luthor in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice“, fans of the DC Cinematic Universe have been clamouring for more information about the character.
Now, their wishes have been granted as a very “trusted and reliable source” revealed to JoBlo that Luthor will be donning his signature green and purple warsuit! The insider also revealed that Luthor won’t be the only villain in the movie.
According to the insider, Luthor’s suit will very much look the same as it was in the comic books. The producers are not straying too far from the original, but it will still fit in with the style and appearance of the film. Fans will see the famed bald headed villain wearing the suit for at least one part of the movie, most probably the finale where the climax will take place.
This means that the character conceptualised by Zack Snyder will not be one that only pulls the strings from behind the scenes, but will be one that takes on “action” in the face. This is in contrast to all the previous forms of Luthor, as most of the film and TV adaptations paints him as one who prefers to sit down and enjoy the view while his underlings do the dirty job for him.
This rumour is celebrated by ardent fans of Luthor as he has been rocking the warsuit in the comics and also the animated series for decades.
Snyder did not say much of the character, except that he would be different than all of the other portrayals so far:
He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure. Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.
This remains consistent with the information leaked by the insider.
Fans are also rejoicing at the fact that there will be more than one baddie in the movie, as Doomsday is expected to appear. However, it can’t be confirmed that the monster, who originated from the same planet as Superman, will be making his presence known in this film. There is also a chance that the producers will throw in another unexpected character to mess with the dynamics of the film. Several rumours have also surfaced online, which stated that Luthor will be the brains of the operation while Doomsday will be acting as the muscles.
It remains to be seen who will be the one going against the protagonist of the films, and how they will fit into the puzzle.
Guess we will just have to wait for the movie to be released!
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, which is directed by Snyder, will star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Scoot McNairy. The movie is slated for release on 25th March 2016.
Source: slashfilm, JoBlo, ABC News
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