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Batman vs Superman is a movie which is generating plot speculation like no other. There have been rumors that Diana Prince is working for Lex Luthor, that Lois Lane and Wonder Woman will be involved in a love triangle with Superman and that this will will introduce members of the [Justice League](movie:401267) ranging from Aquaman through Cyborg and the Green Lantern.

There are very few definitive answers out there, but let's try and take a clear eyed look at two characters who are bound to be at the very centre of this movie: Bruce Wayne, and Lex Luthor

Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor: Rival Billionaires

This movie is officially titled Batman vs Superman, but it seems to be setting up plenty of other potential rivalries. Wonder Woman vs Lois Lane, Lex Luthor vs Superman and, of course, the battle of the billionaires, Lex Luthor vs Bruce Wayne.

Both men are extremely rich and powerful, with huge business that are often in direct competition with each other. And though after the events of [Man of Steel](movie:15593) both men may share something of a mistrust of Superman, they come from different worlds.

Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor: Scorpion or Frog?
Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor: Scorpion or Frog?

Lex Luthor is reportedly a self made millionaire who had to fight and scrap to acquire his fortune. He thinks of Bruce Wayne as old money, not someone who has had to fight to get where they are. And because he has had to fight, Lex Luthor is someone who is always paranoid, looking out for where the next threat might come from. Superman is one such threat, and Bruce Wayne coming to town is another.

Metallo, Doomsday, Kryptonite & The Workings of LexCorp

According to the most recent reports, Bruce Wayne comes to Metropolis in order to help renovate the city which was damaged in the wake of Superman's battle with Zod in Man of Steel.

But he may have also have come to keep check on some of the shadier project Lex Luthor has got going at LexCorp.

One story going around - apparently leaked from an extra on the Batman vs Superman set - is that Lex has been collecting debris from the World Engine and using it to synthesize Kryptonite. He has also managed to acquire Zod's corpse, which he sees as key to his plan.

Batman, or Bruce Wayne, learning of these plans, sneaks into LexCorp to get hold of the Kryptonite himself.

If this is true, Lex Luthor may have some kind of team in place to assemble something that can rival the power of superman. One rumor is that one man he has working for him is Dr. Will Magnus, who may be played by Scoot McNairy.

Check out the resemblance in this picture below:

Scoot McNairy: Dr Will Magnus?
Scoot McNairy: Dr Will Magnus?

So could Lex Luthor and Will Magnus be working together to assemble Metallo, or Doomsday? Could this be the threat that finally unites Batman and Superman, after they have begun the movie at each other's throats?

Join the discussion, or give your own thoughts on what will happen in [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870) below the line!


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