Lex Luthor Hype!

Discussion in 'Superman Returns' started by Keyser Soze, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    Hello everyone! I don't know whether or not I'm in the majority, but Lex Luthor is what is making me most excited about seeing "Superman Returns" next year. Luthor is one of the greatest villains in comics, and in this movie he is being played by Kevin Spacey, one of the greatest actors working today.

    But in these boards, there hardly seems to be any talk on Luthor. Discussion is mainly about the costume, or Brandon Routh, or the hunt for new pictures. But on the rare occasion that a Lex Luthor thread does pop up, there tends to be some really interesting conversation there. So there must be other people out there wanting to talk about Luthor. Perhaps what is needed is a thread specifically created for general discussion of the character.

    I tried this a couple of years ago with "Doctor Octopus Hype", which was a great success over in the Spider-Man 2 boards. So let's see if we can do the same for Lex Luthor. In this thread, feel free to discuss all aspects of Lex Luthor:

    - What you want to see him say and do in the film
    - Comic arcs with Luthor you like
    - Past appearances of the character in film an TV
    - Kevin Spacey - past performances, what he'll bring to the role

    And of course, any images of Luthor are welcome. Hopefully, this thread will evolve into a comprehensive account of the development of Lex Luthor as we approach the release of "Superman Returns". I'll start things off with a picture and some quotes. Any comments?

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    'Romans built the roads. Persians built the ships. Americans built the atom bomb.'

    'The Gods are selfish beings who fly around in red capes and don't share their power with mankind.'
     
  2. musclesforsupes

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    My opinion is Lex should be killed off and we get a new villian emerge.
     
  3. boywonder13

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    I don't want to see Luthor in another Superman film after Returns.

    It gets repetitive...

    very repetitive.
     
  4. RedIsNotBlue

    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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    I don't want Lex Luthor to be the main bad guy in the Superman films but always be there like Magneto has been in the X-Men films so far. But I have to say I am a fan of Spacey and I think he is going to own this role..he is a very talented man. I am glad to see he isn't one of these celebrities that looks down on comic book films.
     
  5. Morg

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    I like to see muscles killed off ;)
     
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    RedIsNotBlue Agree to disagree

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  7. musclesforsupes

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    Have I told everyone how much I love you guys, you guys remind me of my own personnel orko.:)
     
  8. Saph

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    I think Lex Luthor is in good hands. Spacey should have the capability to play a Luthor that you like, until he does something so evil it surprises you.
     
  9. The Sage

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    I think what we're gonna get is a classic performance by Spacey as Lex Luthor. I know a lot of people are worried about a campy Lex, but nothing has indicated a campy Lex. Every promo pic has shown him to look dead serious, bald and sinister. Usually promo pics are used to give you an idea of how the film will be, so...

    Singer's Lex is springboard from Donner's, yet it looks Singer's will be more captivating, and in fact more in line with the Lex of the comics, both past and present. Just look at those lines from premiere, they're very reminiscent of Lex Luthor Man of Steel.

    It's interesting. Lex considers himself Prometheus, who was a titan. Titans were greater than the gods, and in Lex's eyes Superman is a god. So although he's calling Superman selfish he still sees himself as being greater than Superman and the world. Full blown Lex arrogance.

    Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to the world, since the gods were too selfish to do it. Could that be an allusion to Lex stealing Superman's kryptonian technology?

    Another thing: remember, the titans existed before the gods. I wonder if this an illusion of Lex being the great criminal mind of the world, essentially ruling it until Superman debuted and became its savior, "ruling it". As much as this is man vs demigod, mind vs muscle, it also looks to be titan vs god.

    Those are my thoughts. It looks like will be very fleshed out and we'll see why he is the DC Comics' greatest villain.
     
  10. Keyser Soze

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    I don't understand the people who say they want to see Lex Luthor killed off, or they don't want him to appear in any more films. The fact is, apart from Superman himself (and MAYBE Lois), Lex Luthor is the most important character in the Superman mythos. A movie just wouldn't be the same without him.

    I agree, after this film we should let a new villain take centre stage, but Lex Luthor should always be a presence, just as he is in the comics.
     
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    Good to see I am not the only one who noticed that :up:
     
  12. Superman79

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    Damn straight...you can't have good without evil

    What is the old proverb? Without the devil, God woulld have nothing to do...or something like that...
     
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    People don't want him because he has appeared as the villian 3 superman movies and is exposed enpugh in the comics and Cartoon. It also stops other great villains from getting a chance in the franchise.

    Another thing is logic. Luthro cannot get out of jail anymore.It's to unrealistic for my taste.

    So you want to have the joker in all three Batman movies. (Okay maybe u would) but not everybody.

    I don't see Robin in BAtman Begins when Robin is closer than Superman and Lex.
     
  14. Strange

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    Would Spacey come back for another movie? That really dose not seem like his style to sign a multi movie deal. If we had Spacey for Lex in this movie and another person for Lex in the next that would be bad, so making Lex the main villian in this movie and then moing on to another villian in the next would probably be the best way to go.
     
  15. Superman79

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    Oh, I think if Spacey feels he can really develop/own the role he might be up for at least one sequel if not two...the key is to keep the character development on a high note, that would definatley attract a guy like him back to the role.
     
  16. Keyser Soze

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    Agreed. Bryan Singer was able to lure Ian McKellan back to the role of Magneto for X2, and he'll be returning in X3. So, if the role is interesting enough, I'm sure Kevin Spacey will be happy to return in sequels.
     
  17. RedIsNotBlue

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    I seriously doubt Ian was "lured" back. He found the role interesting and returned. I hope the same goes with Spacey.
     
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    He has been in talks for the role of Brainiac or Lex since 93....I think he would make the time, again. :up: Great Thread BTW.
     
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    Looks like Lex won't be taking **** from anyone. NICE.
     
  20. Keyser Soze

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    I didn't mean anything by "lure". I was merely implying that he returned to the role because he found it interesting, as you said.

    On another note, I have just started playing as Lex Luthor in the "One Universe RPG" over on the Misc. Comics boards. The basic premise is creating a continuity that includes both the Marvel and DC universes, existing in the same world. So, we are pretty much starting from scratch, re-introducing the characters we are playing, and toying with their origins and motivations. Here was my opening post. Tell me what you think:

    I've been into Batman for a long time now, and in recent months have began following DC in general. But I haven't really bought much in the way of Superman comics, as Lex Luthor is the only character who really interests me. But since I'm playing as Luthor now in this RPG, I need to do some research on the character. I was thinking of getting "Lex Luthor: Man Of Steel". Would you guys recommend it?
     
  21. Superman79

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    ^yes it's one of my favortes from the past year

    And for getting Spacey back...lets not forget that deep down every man is a big kid (look at the "Spacey poking the \S/ just to freak out Singer" article)

    I would say the kid in him would have him doing at least two more Super-films. That and think of how cool it would be to be immortalized on film (more than once) as one of the greatest villians in the world not to mention as part of the history of the greatest hero in the world...That will certainly play into it i'm sure...
     
  22. The Sage

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    I'd highly recommend it, especially after reading those Lex quotes from Premiere magazine.
     
  23. Admiral_N8

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    You wrote that?! :eek:

    Ya that was pretty much one of the sweetest things about Luthor I've seen...very true to the character.
     
  24. CConn

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    The best mini-series of the year, IMO. :o
     
  25. THE MR. TERRIFIC

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    I think a lot of the reason why people were not really talking about Lex is because they knew that Spacey could pull it off without a hitch. Well that was my opinion I really can't speak for everyone else. Spacey has already proven himself on the big screen. Routh is relatively new and the new guy is always going to face opposition. I personally wanted to see Welling in the role but I understand Singers reasons. I think the movie will be good because Singer has proven himself as an excellent director. Spacey will command respect as Luthor just as Rosenbaum on Smallville.
     

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