According to batman-news Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice production is heading to LexCorp next week.
In Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel / Batman reboot / Justice League prequel [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870), LexCorp is described as a young, edgy company with a google type [just call it Facebook] workplace.
"a smart company with a stylish vibe, a youthful clash of rock and roll, preppy, and nerdy employees.The LexCorp scene will be shot on June 12th and 13th and it will take place in the fall. Actors will be wearing layers with long sleeves, lightweight jackets, and blazers."
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Jesse Eisenberg had indicated that he would start shooting from June 12th so odds are we might see an "edgy" Lex pretty soon ! Will he be bald ?!
I am all for reinvention of characters, I really am. It keeps things fresh and adds new facets to an established lore. But I can't get behind this one!
Why is there a need for reinvention when the classic comic book version has never actually been put to the big screen? Gene Hackman played a goofy, comedic Lex in Christopher Reeve films and God only knows what Kevin Spacey did in Superman returns. I was really looking forward to the classical megalomaniac business tycoon version that we saw in the Superman: The Animated Series. People may differ but a "Mark Zuckerberg" type Luthor just doesn't seem intimidating to me. Also I have a feeling they are going to keep Luthor around for a while and not really complete his story but drag on for multiple movies.
I am curious to know what you guys think. Which version of Lex appeals to you?