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Published On: Sun, Jun 23rd, 2013

Looking ahead to a Bill Gates inspired Lex Luthor, possibly in ‘Man of Steel 2’

Talking with Bleeding Cool writer David Goyer talked about different aspects of Man of Steel and where the franchise will go in a sequel.

Already the challenges for Superman in 2013 pose a different hero story that the icon of comic book mythos.

Would Bryan Cranston be a good candidate to become Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel 2'

Would Bryan Cranston be a good candidate to become Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel 2’

“To me, the interesting challenge is “Could he solve hunger in the horn of Africa? What would he do with the Arab Spring? What would he do in Syria?” Partly you could argue “How could he not intervene in something like the situation in Syria?” but the other argument is “Is it a hornet’s nest if her intervenes? Does he have the wherewithal or the knowledge to intervene in something like this?”

Goyer then addresses the Lex Luthor discussions and debates.

“There is musing about Lex Luther, conversations that Zack and I have had on set, but it all depends on what happens over the next month. There are obviously those Lexcorp easter eggs in the film and clearly you can see from that, to the extent to which we can intuit things about Lex, it’s not the Gene Hackman version. This is a Bill Gates-like Lex that is probably worth 50, 60, 70 billion dollars. It’s a very different Lex.”

That poses even more interesting discussion and debate for Superman fans.

Digital Spy held a survey following those comments:

Who should play Lex Luthor in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel?
Bryan Cranston 46.82%
Benedict Cumberbatch 16.45%
Jon Hamm 3.95%
Jason Statham 6.36%
Mads Mikkelsen 5.30%
Ben Affleck 1.77%
Leonardo DiCaprio 6.43%
Damian Lewis 3.95%
Bradley Cooper 2.68%
Alexander Skarsgård 6.29%
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