This just in. There is a rumor on the net that Lex Luthor won’t be be the villain in the upcoming sequel to “Superman Returns“.
Latino Review says that Warner Bros are hearing ideas from writers for a next Supes film, with the studio eager for a new baddie from Superman’s rogues gallery of enemies to be the villain of the piece – thus ruling out Lex. The site report that the studio hasn’t heard a pitch they like yet, but that this is the way they see the franchise developing.
If true, this could open the door for baddies such as Brainiac, Doomsday, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Darkseid to be the main antagonist, although Luthor could obviously be involved in a smaller role.
Recent chatter on the future of the Superman franchise has failed to turn up any definite news. Warner Bros. bigwig Alan Horn said last month that he expects the project to get off the ground “in the next couple of years”, but we still don’t know if Superman Returns director Bryan Singer or star Brandon Routh will be involved, or to what extent the studio plan to re-boot the series.
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