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Old 10-01-2012, 12:35 AM   #151
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Guy Pearce or ...Wakeen Phoenix would be good for Lex

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Guy Pearce was definitely the entitled, arrogant a-hole in Prometheus...just as an old man, lol.

But the man's a chameleon who could pretty much play any character he wanted to. Just contrast the characters he played in Mildred Pierce, The Proposition, Lockout, Traitor, The King's Speech, Animal Kingdom and Lawless, and I really don't know how anyone couldn't see him playing just about any type of character under the sun.

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Guy Pearce was definitely the entitled, arrogant a-hole in Prometheus...just as an old man, lol.

But the man's a chameleon who could pretty much play any character he wanted to. Just contrast the characters he played in Mildred Pierce, The Proposition, Lockout, Traitor, The King's Speech, Animal Kingdom and Lawless, and I really don't know how anyone couldn't see him playing just about any type of character under the sun.
Very true. He just has "it". I've only wanted one person to play Lex for a whole decade now.

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Hopefully with Bale as Batman, WB will take notice of the fans again...........GUY PEARCE FOR LEX GODDAMN IT

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It's simple to set up Lex Luthor, especially the battle suit. General Zod is going to where a Battle Suit in the MoS so all we need is a part of that to fall of for Lexorp to pick up. Lex should be for most of the film a psychological threat for Superman similar to the way Joker was for Batman. Superman and Batman have never had a problem beating up Lex or Joker, its always been a more psychological war with them.

To modernize Lex, you have to show how corrupt he is and how many friends in high places he really has. The most interesting story's have always been about Superman trying to prove Lex has a hidden agenda. By showing that on film, and showing that people believe Lex over Superman, would be a great Psychological war that characters love to embark on. Just imagine Superman, an alien part of the same race of the 2 aliens that just attacked earth (General Zod * Faora) then accusing one of the worlds richest billionaires of crimes without no evidence.

But towards the end of the movie, after he has proved the Lex is indeed involved for the many crimes against humanity, Lex should then don the Battle suit. Only after Superman beats Lex Psychologically, can i see him going to square off against Superman fist to fist with the suit.

It would also be perfect for a sequel, after all Superman is gonna have some physical threats in MoS. I'd like to see one of Lex's experiment villains make an appearance too, Like Metallo. I think Metallo would work more than Bizzaro because you could also introduce the use of Kryptonite as well.

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In regards to his personality, I want to see traits of Birthright.

I loved the line from Clark to Lois in it as to why Lex is so hellbent on discovering other planets
"I think he's just looking for someone to talk to"

It just shows a great parrallel between Lex and Superman. Supes is more comfortable with humans, and Lex isn't. Superman is an Alien who is probably the most human of us all, while Lex is the complete opposite.

However Lex simply wants to spend his time concerning with Aliens, just so he can gain more knowledge and power.

So I would want his arrival in the next film and his arrival in Metropolis at that, to be concerned with one thing...he wants Superman. His arrival is made from a cover story. Lex wants Superman's knowledge, he wants his power. He wants him dissected, studied, and then disposed of.

But then at some point, feelings change. Lex begins to HATE Superman with a passion. His goal changes, which would lead to his downfall. He wants Superman destroyed...obliterated into nothing but ashes. He abandons his quest for power, and begins one to annihilate Superman, and possibly, everything the Kryptonian holds dear...

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Guy Pearce was definitely the entitled, arrogant a-hole in Prometheus...just as an old man, lol.

But the man's a chameleon who could pretty much play any character he wanted to. Just contrast the characters he played in Mildred Pierce, The Proposition, Lockout, Traitor, The King's Speech, Animal Kingdom and Lawless, and I really don't know how anyone couldn't see him playing just about any type of character under the sun.
Pretty much.
Peter Weyland shared a lot in common with Lex, the greed and lust for power, but also the unbreakable determination and endless ambition. Everything positive and negative you could say about Weyland you could say about Lex.

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Jaquin Phoenix has been one of my top three Lex choices since I joined this board in 2004. Still is. Lex Luthor can be his mainstream comeback role.

Guy Pearce would be a great Lex as well, my 2nd favorite straight forward son of a b^tch villian in Hollywood. Lawless reminded me of how much hate Pearce can generate. Thats why he is my top Green Goblin choice. I think Pearce can have a similiar dynamic with Garfield like he did with Shia.

Of course, my always reliable fallback for both roles is the man, Jason Isaacs.

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Love Isaacs - he was always my pick if they went with bringing back Stamp's Zod in a Returns sequel.

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In regards to his personality, I want to see traits of Birthright.

I loved the line from Clark to Lois in it as to why Lex is so hellbent on discovering other planets
"I think he's just looking for someone to talk to"

It just shows a great parrallel between Lex and Superman. Supes is more comfortable with humans, and Lex isn't. Superman is an Alien who is probably the most human of us all, while Lex is the complete opposite.

However Lex simply wants to spend his time concerning with Aliens, just so he can gain more knowledge and power.

So I would want his arrival in the next film and his arrival in Metropolis at that, to be concerned with one thing...he wants Superman. His arrival is made from a cover story. Lex wants Superman's knowledge, he wants his power. He wants him dissected, studied, and then disposed of.

But then at some point, feelings change. Lex begins to HATE Superman with a passion. His goal changes, which would lead to his downfall. He wants Superman destroyed...obliterated into nothing but ashes. He abandons his quest for power, and begins one to annihilate Superman, and possibly, everything the Kryptonian holds dear...
I think Lex should already be in Metropolis. Also, I'm not sure I like the idea of the public knowing that Lex wants Superman dissected, studied, and then disposed of. They'll probably like Supes by the end of MoS, so Lex would already look like the bad guy when I think he should be more of a sly undercover type until he's eventually exposed.

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Maybe Lexcorp is already in Metropolis, but Lex is stationed somewhere else for MOS?

And yeah, I meant that in secret

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Personally, I'd like to see Lex Corp, but I don't need to see Lex.

I also think at the end of MOS, people should still be distrustful. If this is set to be realistic then I doubt one single battle will win people over, but he should start to win some people over. Then at the end you see a shadow in a window at Lex Corp....

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I wanted to ask-how wld you all feel we dont get Corporate Lex-Instead we get Mad scientist Lex-A worldfeared criminal with lots of hidden resources fighting Superman.No lexcorp,no nothing.Pure All star style Lex luthor

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Well, I prefer the business man Lex who is also a genius and scientist. So I want the best of both worlds.

If he is a pure scientist and a criminal to boot...well I would be okay with that, but I would prefer a mixture and I don't want him to a criminal to begin with. I think watching is ultimate demise in conjunction with Superman rising to become the hero we love is more the story I wan to see.

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Oh, then I agree! Yeah, Lexcorp should be in Metropolis with Lex somewhere else in the world.

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That could be good, then Lex could return to Metropolis after the events of MoS and see the city has a new golden child, and that all his accomplishments count for nothing now everyone's going crazy for Supes'.

I'm really looking forward to a modern big screen adaption of Lex, I'm just having a hard time imagining what route they're going to go with him. Smallville's Lex definitely has been the best interpretation so far for my money, I think they'd need a similar take on the character - basically a guy who wants to do good, but can't change who he is, and ultimately falls to the dark side. There needs to be some sort of conflict, I don't think an all out bad guy out to get Superman will be interesting enough.

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I have always like Shea's performance on LnC. Rosenbaum wasn't bad though.

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That could be good, then Lex could return to Metropolis after the events of MoS and see the city has a new golden child, and that all his accomplishments count for nothing now everyone's going crazy for Supes'.

I'm really looking forward to a modern big screen adaption of Lex, I'm just having a hard time imagining what route they're going to go with him. Smallville's Lex definitely has been the best interpretation so far for my money, I think they'd need a similar take on the character - basically a guy who wants to do good, but can't change who he is, and ultimately falls to the dark side. There needs to be some sort of conflict, I don't think an all out bad guy out to get Superman will be interesting enough.
Probably not. I think I was thinking too much of Shea's Lex in his first appearance in L&C.

But there is a strong possibility that all the alien activity in Metropolis will draw him there after the events of MOS. Especially if Lexcorp deals with space and alien stuff like in Birthright?

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I'd prefer it. I hated Byrne's whole take.

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I'd prefer it. I hated Byrne's whole take.
Well I personally dont hate Byrnes lex and he seems to recieve a Lot of love from fans.The reason Im thinking they shld go with the Madscientist lex instead of Corporate lex is so as to avoid the whole Public-distrusts-Alien angle in the Sequel.I wldnt mind seeing the whole Public-distrusts-Alien angle in MOS but prefer it be downplayed in the sequel.
If played well Madscientist Lex cld be the Joker of the Superman franchise,if not hed just be a Joker wannabe

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i still like the Daniel Craig suggestion he is a good looking dude but he also has a very rough harder edge look to him and i dont think i have seen him play a villain before



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Isaacs for me. That said, unless WB has managed to somehow keep it under wraps, Lex won't be in it.

IMHO it will Most likely be just some shots of Lex-corp, and a mention of Lex in the papers/news, and MAYBE a shot of him from the back looking out his window watching the fight between supes and zod. If they dont show his face, then they don't have to cast anyone as Lex in MOS.

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IMHO it will Most likely be just some shots of Lex-corp, and a mention of Lex in the papers/news, and MAYBE a shot of him from the back looking out his window watching the fight between supes and zod. If they dont show his face, then they don't have to cast anyone as Lex in MOS.
Not sure if they should have him watching the fight, but at the end (preferably before the credits, leave that to Marvel), we should definitely see the back of his shaved head as some item involved in the plot or both this film and the next is placed on his desk, something like that.

But, going with the earlier Sherlock discussion, it would be incredibly cool if Lex was in Man of Steel and we didn't know he was until the sequel when he reveals he's been watching Supe the whole time.

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