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Old February 1 2014, 03:24 AM   #1831
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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FWIW, they were the same age in the Silver/Bronze Age comics mythos.
They were old high school best friends, in fact. How old is Lex in the new 52? It seems like he is a few years older but not too many, sort of like the Smallville Lex.

That said, actors don't have to play their specific age.
New 52 Lex does seem a few years older, how he was in Smallville. But I dunno this just seems like an odd choice and route to go. I mean it's odd enough that Clark literally did nothing out if high school until he got into his 30s before he a)became Superman b)got his job at The Daily Planet.

But I've always more liked the idea of Lex being a few years older than Superman given he's supposed to be a mega-corporation multi-mill(bill)ionaire and everything. We're talking a leader in multiple industries and dominant force in the world as a single person. Not some kid who made a website in college and got rich off it a few years ago.

I dunno, it's just an odd choice. All of the casting in this has been odd. I really think WB/DC is messing up setting up a DC-CU with skipping individual movies and apparently going straight for a Justice League team-up and making odd casting choices.

I'm not completely off the idea of this but at the same time I'm not very optimistic at this point. Benefit of the doubt to everyone casted it just doesn't strike me as ideal.
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Old February 1 2014, 03:43 AM   #1832
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

But I've always more liked the idea of Lex being a few years older than Superman given he's supposed to be a mega-corporation multi-mill(bill)ionaire and everything. We're talking a leader in multiple industries and dominant force in the world as a single person. Not some kid who made a website in college and got rich off it a few years ago.
he could be "old money" like he is in Smallville or like Tony Stark is. And like Tony be a science genius who also happens to be rich from inherited wealth.
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Old February 1 2014, 03:59 AM   #1833
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My guess is Luthor will be a self-made man who has very quickly accumulated a great deal of wealth and power from his tech genius. That would contrast with the older and old money Bruce Wayne. And I doubt Eisenberg's Luthor will have become rich through an online venture. That would be too on the nose. It's more likely to be applied science inventions.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:39 AM   #1834
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It doesn't sound like this Lex is a 'tech guy' given that we know he's in the oil and construction business.

As far as the casting goes, I think Snyder's a genius. Eisenberg is a very good actor with phenomenal range, and should give us a Lex that's unlike any version of the character we've seen before.

Some people are mad because they'd convinced themselves the role belonged to Joaquin Phoenix, but Eisenberg has far more range than Joaquin, which opens many more doors as far as characterization goes.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:42 AM   #1835
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It doesn't sound like this Lex is a 'tech guy' given that we know he's in the oil and construction business.
He could have diversified his holdings into any number of areas or his tech applications could have been in the oil and construction businesses to start with.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:46 AM   #1836
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Some people are mad because they'd convinced themselves the role belonged to Joaquin Phoenix...
Ummmm.... The guy who until he did "Her" claimed he was quitting acting? Not once did I see anyone say Joaquin Phoenix should be Luther. Hell, that's a terrible idea.

And if Eisenberg is a great actor with range I've yet to see it. He's a good actor, don't get me wrong, but I can't say I've seen any great range from him other than being "there" and pretty much playing "himself.'
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Old February 1 2014, 04:48 AM   #1837
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I think Lex & Clark will be friends or Lex will try to gain Kal El's friendship but by the end of MoS II will be enemies.
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While I think Eisenberg can deliver an interesting take on Luthor, Phoenix has shown more range as an actor in my opinion, and could have made a great Lex Luthor.
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Old February 1 2014, 04:51 AM   #1839
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It doesn't sound like this Lex is a 'tech guy' given that we know he's in the oil and construction business.
With his age I'd say this lex could be groomed to take over his fathers oil company

We can guess he took over pretty recently since lexcorp is already established

Maybe the Luthors swindled people out of....get ready for it

Land

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To get their oil
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Old February 1 2014, 04:52 AM   #1840
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It will be about the tech. The land thing was done by Zod in MoS!
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Old February 1 2014, 05:01 AM   #1841
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Ummmm.... The guy who until he did "Her" claimed he was quitting acting? Not once did I see anyone say Joaquin Phoenix should be Luther. Hell, that's a terrible idea.

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Of course it is. Idris Elba is the only one who can play Luther.
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Old February 1 2014, 05:03 AM   #1842
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Old February 1 2014, 05:05 AM   #1843
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It will be about the tech. The land thing was done by Zod in MoS!
We saw a LEXCorp truck, gas tanker, and construction project in MoS.
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Old February 1 2014, 05:24 AM   #1844
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Even if he's self-made, he doesn't have to be a perfectly realistic billionaire genius...keep in mind that we're talking about Superman's arch-foe....He should be a wee bit larger than life....
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Zuckerberg + Bieber = True Evil!

Honestly, I think we will get a Michael Rosenbaum type of Luther. He was THE BEST! I think Lex will try to befriend Kal and Bruce will be the "enemy" in the beginning but things will switch by the end. We could see Lex wanting the K-tech and Bruce fearing the K-tech and Kal.
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