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Mad Scientist 76 21.41%
Inventor 101 28.45%
Corrupt Businessman 318 89.58%
Fan of Superboy (root of his hatred for Superman) 6 1.69%
Former Friend of Clark Kent in Smallville 49 13.80%
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #476
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As long as Lex Luthor is based on a combination of Brian Azzarello and John Byrne's work, and has an actor portraying with gravitas. He'll be InJustice-approved.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #477
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I actually think that one of the good things the New 52 did was it's portrayal of Lex. He comes across as legitimately creepy and threatening (an entire state of the art prison was built just to hold HIM, and he can still contact people outside).

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #478
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Y'see, I don't think that amounts to anything other than in-story flattery. The New 52 often tells rather than shows.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:45 PM   #479
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Maybe, we don't know all the details yet.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #480
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So have you guys heard the latest Internet rumour?


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Old 07-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #481
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It's gotta be John Hamm. It's just gotta.
All the pieces are in place. And he's just got such a trusting yet cunning and powerful and handsome presence.

He's also pretty relevant.
it's gotta be him.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:38 PM   #482
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I would definitely prefer Hamm over Bruce Willis.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:51 PM   #483
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Willis would be terrible. No one in their right mind would ever suggest him if he didn't have a bald head.

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #484
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Yep.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:03 PM   #485
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If he tried, I'd be cool with him.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #486
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Willis would be terrible. No one in their right mind would ever suggest him if he didn't have a bald head.
i agree imo casting very street centric guy for lex is just wrong kinda of how whalberg would be bad too

lex needs a high class type of guy or atleast a guy who can sell it

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:29 AM   #487
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I brought Willis up some pages ago because of Kevin Smith mentioning him in his MOS podcast. Not sure how I feel about BW as Lex as of right now. I'd be on board, but over all else, you must think of a big-name to take charge with a stellar-cast to go along with MOS that Snyder mentioned and Willis fits that criteria....

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The thing is, it's not that I don't like Willis as an actor, or even that he doesn't have enough range to play a smart, business man type. But Lex, if he is portrayed correctly, is THE SMARTEST PERSON ON THE PLANET. I could never, in a million years, buy Bruce Willis as that type of character.

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The thing is, it's not that I don't like Willis as an actor, or even that he doesn't have enough range to play a smart, business man type. But Lex, if he is portrayed correctly, is THE SMARTEST PERSON ON THE PLANET. I could never, in a million years, buy Bruce Willis as that type of character.
I recently rewatched DEATH BECOMES HER and marveled at Bruce convincingly, imo, playing the nerdy scientist. On paper that's miscasting of the highest order and yet he pulled it off. Willis, as long as the script is right, is an underrated performer who can pull off anything and I could buy him as the smartest man on the planet.

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He was reasonably suave in The Jackal, too. But, overall, I think there are far better choices available.

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Y'know thinking about Jon Hamm (not that I'm advocating him), he would wrap the final season of Mad Men early next year, and could be looking for his next big career move...

Wonder if MOS2 will begin shooting next year or not.

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I'd be stoked if Hamm landed the role. If Snyder was more like Nolan and had a penchant for reusing the same actors, I'd probably be convinced that the role is his already.

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #493
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Jude law


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Old 07-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #494
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We'll see the casting news in a few months...

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #495
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Honestly, I actually wish they could keep the casting a secret until very close to release of the next movie. As fans, we are far too spoiled. LOL

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Wont happen, Lex needs to be a huge part of the marketing.

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #497
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I wouldn't be averse to either Jude Law or Bradley Cooper. I used to think that Law would've made a good Riddler and Cooper a good Joker. That's an old pic of Law though, he looks a fair bit older now (the last movie I saw him in was Side Effects). Law does tend to play intellectual types of some sort - I could see him nailing that part of the character.

And although I was shamelessly plugging Denzel earlier, I tend to agree that Lex should be played by an under-50 actor.

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I wouldn't be averse to either Jude Law or Bradley Cooper. I used to think that Law would've made a good Riddler and Cooper a good Joker. That's an old pic of Law though, he looks a fair bit older now (the last movie I saw him in was Side Effects). Law does tend to play intellectual types of some sort - I could see him nailing that part of the character.
Exactly why I would definitely prefer Law over Cooper if the choice came down to those two.

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Anyone but Bradley Cooper!

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Old 07-20-2013, 01:42 AM   #500
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Bradley Cooper CAN pull it off.
LIMITLESS anyone??????????? Shouldn't THAT be lex luthor?

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