Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’
Ross Webster was something of a take on the Roger Moore era James Bond billionaire villains. The idea of Lex Luthor being a corrupt business man was the product of John Byrne's Man Of Steel miniseries. And really Michael Rosenbaum turned out to be IMO the best post-Crisis On Infinite Earths live action Lex Luthors.
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