Batman Vs. Superman Lex Luthor and screenwriter update
We are still unsure whether this title will be the final one they decide upon but this hasn’t stopped other relevant news from being reported about the upcoming film featuring The Man of Steel’s Superman played by Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as the new Batman. Speculation and rumours surrounding this highly anticipated film are now starting to emerge, although details on the plot are still a bit sparse.
According to recent reports, a familiar face could be in-line for the role of Lex Luthor in this movie, and Cinema Blend discuss how Joaquin Phoenix has been eyed up for the part. Taking his previous roles into consideration we are sceptical about this rumour, as Joaquin Phoenix who is known for his brilliant performances in movies like The Master, The Gladiator and Walk The Line, may not be interested in a Blockbuster title like this.
From what sources suggest Warner Bros. is now targeting the actor for the part of Lex Luthor, although this actual part is not actually specified, and with Phoenix’s past record of refraining from blockbuster action movies we are not entirely confident that he will be interested, regardless of an approach.
To be fair, we feel Phoenix would be an ideal villain for Superman to come up against and with the production of this film starting early next year we are hoping to hear more news on this in the coming months.
On another page of the aforementioned site they highlight the acquisition of Oscar winning Argo screenwriter being hired to join the team as Chris Terrio will be on board for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel. This is great news for those who remained sceptical about the storyline of this movie, although I must admit no matter how highly Argo was rated it still didn’t stop me from falling asleep.
According to reports the line-up will include Henry Cavill returning as Clark Kent/Superman, along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Lawrence Fisburne as Perry White, as well as Ben Affleck as the new Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa is currently in talks for an unspecified role.
So with Joaquin Phoenix as a top choice to play the part guessed to be Lex Luthor, we are interested to know whether you feel he would be the ideal candidate, or do you have someone else in mind for the role?