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Old August 24 2013, 10:34 PM   #844
Dr.H
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Christopher wrote: View Post
Why do they "have to be" anything? There's no single correct way to approach Superman or Lex Luthor. Sure, if you want to do the particular version of the story where they were childhood friends in Smallville, then it makes sense for them to be close in age -- though it's worth noting that Smallville's Lex was portrayed as about 7 years older than Clark. But there have been a number of successful versions of Superman in which Lex has already been an older, established businessman (or supercriminal, in earlier versions) at the time Clark begins his career as Superman -- for instance, the post-Crisis comics continuity and Superman: The Animated Series.
Eh, I think it would just feel right. I kinda like the idea of the arch-rival being your equal, equal in age. I dunno, it would just feel right for this version. Cranston is just way too old--- he's nearly 60.

Christopher wrote: View Post
Besides, we've already seen a Lexcorp logo on some trucks in Man of Steel, which seems to confirm that they are indeed going that route. So casting an older actor as Lex is necessary to be consistent with what they've already done (unless they wanted to copy Smallville and use Lionel Luthor, which is unlikely).
I've always felt Luthor in the animated series was around the same age as Superman(though a wee bit older). I imagined him as being this child genius who built himself rapidly into this corporate businessman. However, the Bryne's esque portrayal of Luthor in that series seems to says otherwise. Eh, if we are going with an older Luthor then why not Stringer Bell? Oh! I mean Idris Elba.
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