While we already know Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will be the main villain of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was something we didn’t know about him yet. Until now.
Batman v Superman spoilers ahead!
According to JoBlo's Paul Shirey's sources (so take it with the requisite rumor-mill grain of salt), Supes’ lifelong nemesis will suit up in his trademark DC Comics green and purple warsuit (aka the LexCorp Battlesuit) in Zack Snyder’s upcoming comic-book movie. Snyder promised us that Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor wouldn’t be like any of the Lexes we’ve seen so far — including, I assume, Michael Rosenbaum’s seminal take on the classic villain in Smallville. Here’s the JoBlo excerpt that caught my eye and got me excited for the upcoming superhero movie:
With the main conflict being between Bats and Supes initially, the true evil will of course reveal itself and many have wondered if we'll get a man of "talk" or a man of "action" in this new version of Luthor. Well, it appears we'll be getting both. According to a very trusted and reliable source, not only will Lex be the main villain, but he will also get in on the action...and will do so wearing his trademark green/purple WARSUIT! That's right, we will finally be seeing Lex don the armor he's worn for decades in the comics and various animated series/films. How will it look exactly? Our source says it will be very much like the many variations we've seen in the past and will obviously fit the style and look of the film (and DCCU films in general). Lex will don the suit for at least part of the film, but it's unclear if it's just in the finale. Either way, he'll be rockin' the suit and that more than likely means a throwdown with Supes (although we can't outright confirm that).
The site then went on to talk about the many theories that exist as to how he’ll get the suit, pointing out one in particular in which Lex gathers Kryptonian tech recovered from the destructive Metropolis battle that wrecked the city and killed a lot of people in Man of Steel, including rumors that that Lex also recovers Zod’s (Michael Shannon) body. However, Shirey can’t confirm any details or speculations as to how he gets or built the famous suit, only that he’ll wear it. He also confirms there will be another villain in the movie — whether it’ll be Doomsday or someone else remains the be seen.
What do you think? Are you excited to see that Lex Luthor may just suit up in his super iconic green and purple Warsuit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?