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(JoBlo)   Bryan Cranston likes the idea of playing Lex Luthor in the next Superman flick. "I think he's misunderstood. He's a loveable, sweet man"   (joblo.com) divider line 76
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2013-08-14 12:09:35 AM  
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2013-08-14 12:29:24 AM  
I like this idea.
 
2013-08-14 12:38:58 AM  
I liked him as the President in Total Recall.
 
2013-08-14 12:44:33 AM  
Breaking Bad is the hottest thing going right now and deservingly so
 
2013-08-14 12:44:43 AM  
That could work.  But I also thought Mark Strong's Sinestro was pretty good.
 
2013-08-14 12:46:22 AM  
I'm sure he's just a soul who's intentions are good.
 
2013-08-14 12:46:30 AM  
But Superman already has super speed.
 
2013-08-14 12:48:25 AM  
Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?
 
2013-08-14 12:55:33 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?


With all the LexCorp signs in the last one, I think they've moved on from the 'underground lair/destroy land to get new beachfront property' thing.  Let's see CEO Lex Luthor, the most powerful human in Metropolis.
 
2013-08-14 12:57:39 AM  
Course, they already said the next movie would have Superman and Batman.. add Lex Luthor to those two?
 
2013-08-14 12:57:48 AM  

Alphax: PizzaJedi81: Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?

With all the LexCorp signs in the last one, I think they've moved on from the 'underground lair/destroy land to get new beachfront property' thing.  Let's see CEO Lex Luthor, the most powerful human in Metropolis.


Haven't seen Man of Steel yet, but that's encouraging news, honestly. I have always liked the dichotomy between the two. Brian Azzarello's Man of Steel was one of the best studies of him and his motivations I've ever seen.
 
2013-08-14 01:03:36 AM  
He is misunderstood. Go read Red Son.
 
2013-08-14 01:03:56 AM  
Would a loveable, sweet man steal 40 cakes? I think not.
 
2013-08-14 01:04:31 AM  
He was better as Tim Whatley, the dentist who converted to Judaism just for the jokes.
 
2013-08-14 01:07:21 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Would a loveable, sweet man steal 40 cakes? I think not.


40 cakes? That's 4 tens! And that's bad!
 
2013-08-14 01:59:19 AM  
No.  Typecasting never works.
 
2013-08-14 02:00:12 AM  

Mentat: I liked him as the President in Total Recall.


I don't remember there being anyone playing a president in Total Recall?  Sure there was Dick the CEO of the evil corporation that ran Mars, but no president.  Are you mistaken?
 
2013-08-14 02:08:39 AM  

Mentat: I liked him as the President in Total Recall.


That movie was insanely boring, but the acting was pretty damn good.
 
2013-08-14 02:14:31 AM  

Wayne 985: Mentat: I liked him as the President in Total Recall.

That movie was insanely boring, but the acting was pretty damn good.


I liked Total Recall but hated Man of Steel. Go figure.

I guess it was the way they destroyed the normal cannon and everyone and their mother knew Clark was Superman.
 
2013-08-14 02:21:21 AM  

Magruda: I guess it was the way they destroyed the normal cannon and everyone and their mother knew Clark was Superman.


Lana Lang, Lois Lane, Ma and Pa Kent, and Pete Ross I guess. Who else knew Clark was Superman? None of that is exactly breaking canon particularly hard other than Lois knowing Clark before his "disguise" but that's pretty minor really.
 
2013-08-14 02:21:54 AM  
I'm okay with this too. And if he does play Lex Luther, Superman had better tread lightly.
 
2013-08-14 02:24:26 AM  
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It's a little bitty place.
 
2013-08-14 02:25:19 AM  
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... You probably haven't heard about it.
 
2013-08-14 02:53:09 AM  
He wasn't supposed to mention that. Now Superman showing up in the Breaking Bad finale to stop Walt's revived meth empire will be expected.
 
2013-08-14 02:56:57 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: I'm sure he's just a soul who's intentions are good.


It's one of the more annoying inconsistencies in DC writing. They can't seem to keep their character's personalities and motivations consistent, even within the same "reboot" and Lex Luthor is the worst of the lot.

A third of the time, he's just jealous of Superman, another third of it he's a paragon of humanity - wanting to be the savior of mankind against the alien invader(s) who will most certainly turn on us in time (just you wait) and the rest of the time, he's something else entirely.

I liked him best as the paragon of humanity who's unable to trust a non-human... Gave him depth beyond "POWER HUNGRY MEGALOMANIAC MAN."
 
2013-08-14 03:01:08 AM  

Terrible Old Man: JasonOfOrillia: I'm sure he's just a soul who's intentions are good.

It's one of the more annoying inconsistencies in DC writing. They can't seem to keep their character's personalities and motivations consistent, even within the same "reboot" and Lex Luthor is the worst of the lot.

A third of the time, he's just jealous of Superman, another third of it he's a paragon of humanity - wanting to be the savior of mankind against the alien invader(s) who will most certainly turn on us in time (just you wait) and the rest of the time, he's something else entirely.

I liked him best as the paragon of humanity who's unable to trust a non-human... Gave him depth beyond "POWER HUNGRY MEGALOMANIAC MAN."


So he's a politician?  I always assumed he was a politician or had the same thinking process where he exposes the face that's best suited to handle the situation at hand, shedding them as required.
 
2013-08-14 03:25:09 AM  
Prior to this I wouldn't have minded Spacey reprising his role especially after House of Cards but if Cranston wants it they would be mad to turn him down.
 
2013-08-14 03:28:42 AM  
I always liked John Shea as Lex in the live-action Adventures of Lois and Clark or whatever it was in the early 90s.  The show was campy and silly as hell, and he was great as a live-action comic book villain.


/That show also featured Terri Hatcher's breasts, which were also great.
 
2013-08-14 03:47:22 AM  

ckccfa: I always liked John Shea as Lex in the live-action Adventures of Lois and Clark or whatever it was in the early 90s.  The show was campy and silly as hell, and he was great as a live-action comic book villain.


/That show also featured Terri Hatcher's breasts, which were also great.


they're real, and they're spectacular.
 
2013-08-14 04:13:21 AM  
Look, Lex is a smart guy. Most folks are kind of dumb. So you're a smart guy and you think you should be in charge of shiat 'cause The Dumb keep farking it all up with their dumbness and love for honey boo-boo and wal-mart and so forth. So what's a smart mofo supposed to do? Then some do-gooder alien in tights keeps messing everything up and ain't nothing ever gonna get better 'cause everything is just dumbed down for the masses.

I don't blame lex one bit. no, sirree. do you?
 
2013-08-14 04:46:59 AM  

Vertdang: ckccfa: I always liked John Shea as Lex in the live-action Adventures of Lois and Clark or whatever it was in the early 90s.  The show was campy and silly as hell, and he was great as a live-action comic book villain.


/That show also featured Terri Hatcher's breasts, which were also great.

they're real, and they're spectacular.


Real? Sure. Spectacular? Nope.
 
2013-08-14 05:25:04 AM  
Make this happen!
 
2013-08-14 05:42:37 AM  

Strongbeerrules: No.  Typecasting never works.


Typecasting?
 
2013-08-14 05:44:41 AM  

Magruda: Wayne 985: Mentat: I liked him as the President in Total Recall.

That movie was insanely boring, but the acting was pretty damn good.

I liked Total Recall but hated Man of Steel. Go figure.

I guess it was the way they destroyed the normal cannon and everyone and their mother knew Clark was Superman.




I kinda like Lois Lane not being stupid.
Man of Steel was good, being they kept the spirit of the character, but made a few alterations that made sense.
 
2013-08-14 05:51:06 AM  
I'm okay with this, so long as its not a Superman movie.

/also: Hackman should have done more comedy.
 
2013-08-14 07:08:01 AM  

robohobo: Vertdang: ckccfa: I always liked John Shea as Lex in the live-action Adventures of Lois and Clark or whatever it was in the early 90s.  The show was campy and silly as hell, and he was great as a live-action comic book villain.


/That show also featured Terri Hatcher's breasts, which were also great.

they're real, and they're spectacular.

Real? Sure. Spectacular? Nope.


robohobo: Vertdang: ckccfa: I always liked John Shea as Lex in the live-action Adventures of Lois and Clark or whatever it was in the early 90s.  The show was campy and silly as hell, and he was great as a live-action comic book villain.


/That show also featured Terri Hatcher's breasts, which were also great.

they're real, and they're spectacular.

Real? Sure. Spectacular? Nope.


Probably should have labeled that as NSFW.
 
2013-08-14 07:10:52 AM  

Alphax: Course, they already said the next movie would have Superman and Batman.. add Lex Luthor to those two?


It makes absolute sense. Imagine this opening scene: Luthor standing on the rubble left behind, conducting a press conference about how he's going to personally invest in the rebuilding of Metropolis out of the goodness of his own heart because he loves everyone and fark that farking *alien*. A limo drives up and out steps Bruce Wayne, stealing the attention from Luthor. He announces that he's received the contract to rebuild Metropolis' utilities, communication and transportation infrastructure and he *just can't wait* to work with Luthor. Luthor's pissed and it's clear to the audience that Bruce doesn't trust Luthor and is using this opportunity to investigate him while trying to figure out the story on this Superman guy. Cut to opening titles.
 
2013-08-14 07:13:57 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: Alphax: Course, they already said the next movie would have Superman and Batman.. add Lex Luthor to those two?

It makes absolute sense. Imagine this opening scene: Luthor standing on the rubble left behind, conducting a press conference about how he's going to personally invest in the rebuilding of Metropolis out of the goodness of his own heart because he loves everyone and fark that farking *alien*. A limo drives up and out steps Bruce Wayne, stealing the attention from Luthor. He announces that he's received the contract to rebuild Metropolis' utilities, communication and transportation infrastructure and he *just can't wait* to work with Luthor. Luthor's pissed and it's clear to the audience that Bruce doesn't trust Luthor and is using this opportunity to investigate him while trying to figure out the story on this Superman guy. Cut to opening titles.


Reporters: "Mr. Wayne!  Aren't you suppost to be dead?!"
 
2013-08-14 07:29:36 AM  
Only if we can get Kate Upton as Miss Tessmacher.
 
2013-08-14 07:37:56 AM  
But wouldn't Lex Luthor be a step down from evil?
 
2013-08-14 08:34:25 AM  

Alphax: PizzaJedi81: Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?

With all the LexCorp signs in the last one, I think they've moved on from the 'underground lair/destroy land to get new beachfront property' thing.  Let's see CEO Lex Luthor, the most powerful human in Metropolis.


And its time to post IdBeCrazy's million dollar script pitch once again, of which Bryan would fit perfectly for

I've posted this several times here but you do this by making a MoS 2, but not really have it be about Superman.
Government contracts out to try and mitigate the perceived Kryptonian threat. Two companies respond that being LexCorp and Wayne Enterprises. Bruce being who he is, has already tested his theory early on in the movie on a Clark Kent covering a masked vigilante in Gotham who is fighting crime bosses and winning. Clark unsure tries to figure out who the masked man is, but the mask is shielded some how.

Wayne Enterprises is awarded the contract. Lex is pissed beyond pissed and is bound and determined to prove that not only his solution is superior but also to eliminate Superman because humanity can do it themselves, this after watching Superman do some crazy shiat in like Rwanda or some shiat to stop a mass genocide. He stages a terrorism events to try and lure Superman out and test different pieces of his tech to eliminate Superman.

Meanwhile, Batman shows up at Lois's office while she is editing an article about Lexcorp and its critical role in the rebuilding of Metropolis. He gives her all the information she needs that prove Lex is behind the terrorism attacks and its a plot to try and kill Superman. The story breaks the next day and LexCorp tanks in the market, Luthor faced with abject destitution and ridicule snaps and gets in his Superman busting suit using all the tested tech from previous encounters and goes ape shiat. Superman shows up, but the tech proves solid. Using backwards engineered Kryptonian tech, the weapons prove to hold Superman at bay. Just then we get entrance of Batman in jet and the two work together to take Lex down, with it ultimately being that Batman has found a way to disable to suit, he just needs the muscle (Superman) to deliver it.

Final shots of the movie have Superman on stage with Bruce Wayne, and Wayne gives a rousing speech claiming his intent to purchase parts of the now wrecked LexCorp to help rebuild Metropolis again and that once done he intends to give it back to the people as a cooperative investment. He speaks on the unity of working together no matter what our differences are, and the importance of acceptance..specifically referencing Superman. He then turns to Superman and the two raise hands together to a roaring crowd, and Bruce under his breath essentially lets in on who he is and how they should work together more often and that he knows he's Clark.

Last shot of the movie has Lex inside a prison cell. He's sitting and listening to this voice drone on and drone, a cell next door and inside the man just talks and talks and talks. Banal shiat, stupid stuff, just nonsensical ramblings. The long shot draws into Lex's face and we see how detested he is, just pissed beyond pissed and utter contempt. The voice then stops and we have a pause. A look of relief washes over Lex's face and then the voice comes on again, except this time its more sinister and monster sounding and it says "Listen, You and I...we're two peas in a pod. We're destined for better than this. You want revenge, I want to have fun doing it"

Just then we hear more distantly a guard says "Hey lady, you can't be in here this is a restricted ar" Gunshots ensue, we hear a lot of commotion outside, but the shot never leaves Lex's face we just see his reaction to the sound stimulus. Finally silence, and we hear a cell door open. The voice then comes on again "Tell you what, I'm looking for partnership. If you ever feel like you're better than this then call me, here's my card"

The shot then ends with a look at the bottom of Lex's cell door, and we see a playing card slide under the door. Lex slowly moves to pick up the card, turns it over and the reveal that it's a Joker card.

There, we've rebooted Batman and effectively introduced both Legion of Doom and the makings of a Justice League
.


And you know what, Bryan could totally pull that off. That evil corporate schmarmy conniving business asshole with an ego the size of Metropolis.
 
2013-08-14 08:40:03 AM  

Alphax: Jizz Master Zero: Alphax: Course, they already said the next movie would have Superman and Batman.. add Lex Luthor to those two?

It makes absolute sense. Imagine this opening scene: Luthor standing on the rubble left behind, conducting a press conference about how he's going to personally invest in the rebuilding of Metropolis out of the goodness of his own heart because he loves everyone and fark that farking *alien*. A limo drives up and out steps Bruce Wayne, stealing the attention from Luthor. He announces that he's received the contract to rebuild Metropolis' utilities, communication and transportation infrastructure and he *just can't wait* to work with Luthor. Luthor's pissed and it's clear to the audience that Bruce doesn't trust Luthor and is using this opportunity to investigate him while trying to figure out the story on this Superman guy. Cut to opening titles.

Reporters: "Mr. Wayne!  Aren't you suppost to be dead?!"


They've been saying since before Dark Knight Rises came out that Nolan's films are a self-contained trilogy and any further Batman appearance would not be a part of that continuity.
 
2013-08-14 08:43:37 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: Alphax: Jizz Master Zero: Alphax: Course, they already said the next movie would have Superman and Batman.. add Lex Luthor to those two?

It makes absolute sense. Imagine this opening scene: Luthor standing on the rubble left behind, conducting a press conference about how he's going to personally invest in the rebuilding of Metropolis out of the goodness of his own heart because he loves everyone and fark that farking *alien*. A limo drives up and out steps Bruce Wayne, stealing the attention from Luthor. He announces that he's received the contract to rebuild Metropolis' utilities, communication and transportation infrastructure and he *just can't wait* to work with Luthor. Luthor's pissed and it's clear to the audience that Bruce doesn't trust Luthor and is using this opportunity to investigate him while trying to figure out the story on this Superman guy. Cut to opening titles.

Reporters: "Mr. Wayne!  Aren't you suppost to be dead?!"

They've been saying since before Dark Knight Rises came out that Nolan's films are a self-contained trilogy and any further Batman appearance would not be a part of that continuity.


They must have been saying it quietly.
 
2013-08-14 08:48:15 AM  
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2013-08-14 09:25:04 AM  

Cyno01: He is misunderstood. Go read Red Son.


I prefer the All-Star Superman interpretation, where Supes basically says:  "Lex, if you are so farking smart and concerned with humanity, with your money and talents, you could have spent the time making the world a better place rather than trying to defeat me."
 
2013-08-14 09:30:39 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?


Or maybe, just maybe don't bother crapping out another Superman movie? I like Cranston as much as the next guy, but who the f#ck is clamoring for another dull ass retelling of this same goddamn story?
 
2013-08-14 09:35:13 AM  

RyansPrivates: Cyno01: He is misunderstood. Go read Red Son.

I prefer the All-Star Superman interpretation, where Supes basically says:  "Lex, if you are so farking smart and concerned with humanity, with your money and talents, you could have spent the time making the world a better place rather than trying to defeat me."


That was a great Superman / Luther moment. I love how Superman sets him up and makes him see what he was missing out on by using his talents on trying to beat Superman instead of helping humanity.
 
2013-08-14 09:35:34 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Fine...but for the love of all that is good and holy, can he NOT do the real estate thing? It was fine for Gene Hackman and...ok, I guess, for Spacey, but Jesus Jumping on a pogo stick, can we have super genius inventor?


From the Gene Hackman lair and his plotting, etc., I'd say he WAS the super genius inventor, but he used it all toward the end goal of making a fortune - in real estate. You don't get a pay check just for being able to take control of a missile. ALSO, it was nicely balanced - the idea of him building an underground palace but wanting to be a land baron up above ground. So, I never really understood why the distress over Luthor's land mania.
 
2013-08-14 09:36:03 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Or maybe, just maybe don't bother crapping out another Superman movie? I like Cranston as much as the next guy, but who the f#ck is clamoring for another dull ass retelling of this same goddamn story?


I'd rather have a movie which would be the Luthor PR machine steamrolling Supes rep. Big Blue is out there, saving kittens, landing planes, etc, Luthor accuses him of staging things, and has the proof to back it up. Supes, Lois, Jimmy, et al, attempt to prove that Luthor has been sending out various creatures (Parasite, I'm thinking, maybe Metallo.), but just can't. One engineered public confession later, you FINALLY have Superman fighting this:

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2013-08-14 09:37:12 AM  

gshepnyc: So, I never really understood why the distress over Luthor's land mania.


It wasn't that. Hell, even that is canon. I don't mind it showing up, but Jesus, let's move on to the man who is obsessed with showing Superman that Earth doesn't need him.
 
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