I am beyond asspained that there have been 7 Superman movies and Lex Luthor has been treated like a joke in all of them.
This legitimately looks to be the worst Luthor yet.
This is literally Christopher Reeves era Lex but younger and I guess "crazier"
It's because they think the audience only knows that version of Lex and they're too afraid to make him more comic book accurate even though the seem to be doing it with everyone else.
How confirmed is it that Lex is Lex Jr?
I hope Sr is in the background, probably with Jr trying to get his attention by fucking up Supes. Maybe Sr working on a bigger plan than Jr's childish shit, Jr actively antagonising and Sr is plotting in the shadows.
>Next thing you know, I'll be going bald.
>the best live action Luther was in a giving TV show
He's easily DC's best villain. How the FUCK is Smallville the best live action version?
My perfect Lex Luthor would be pic related. But I'm probably alone in that. I just think he looks like DCAU one. And he's buff and bald already.
I was about to bring him up. I think I've only seen the first season of it, so I can't speak fully but Smallville Luthor seemed like the best we got.
Plus there is the fact that he voiced Flash too which was fun.
Luthor is like John Goldberg and trying to troll Batman into attacking Superman is what it looks like. When that doesn't work he makes Doomsday or maybe he's using Bruce to help make it.
The only reason "CIA" is a "meme" character is because /tv/ is full of braindead idiots who absolutely refused to let a joke die despite the fact there was never a joke in the first place.
Well that's all it takes for any shitty meme to be born, no matter how shitty.
Why did you have to remind me of that line. I actually forgot there was something equally terrible in that trailer to the new one.
Are you an expert in BANE?
Get on board with this hothead.
You know that considering the user base of 4chan a large amount of posters probably kill themselves each year. I pray to god the guy responsible for Baneposting was one of them. It would probably be best for his sake as well, imagine having to live with that on your conscience.
What about the Kevin Spacey Luthor was a joke?
somebody get this hothead outta here
It's gonna be this. Lex is still charming, but in the modern, nerdy, "adorkable" Silicon Valley kind of way. But behind the scenes he's a smug, calculating prick.
He's Google's new logo personified, basically.
>It's because they think the audience only knows that version of Lex and they're too afraid to make him more comic book accurate even though the seem to be doing it with everyone else.
do you really think this is why? do you really think people are significantly familiar with any lex?
There's still hope for that - we've heard far more serious lines and seen his actual office that gives this credence.
I guess it's just hope that the act Lex is putting on isn't too grating.
If we're doing older fellows I'd have picked John Noble.
That dude was a FANTASTIC evil businessman/genius in Fringe. If you haven't watched Fringe beware the first season has quite a bit of monster/case of the week stuff, but it eventually turns into one large story-arc that's pretty damn fun.
>but doesn't act anything like him
It's a cape movie from snyder, how hard can it be for you idiots to pay attention to the trailer?
Lex acts as a faggy rich guy in public, it's just an act.
If they made Lex like his comic counterpart in this he would be Bruce Wayne's role. They have Bruce set up as Lex with his hate for Superman and aliens and didn't want to have Lex sameface Bruce
I'm still sad that this didn't happen.
>Eisenberg's Lex is his impersonation of Max Landis
it's that much worse that the bar for Lex has been set impossibly high for them to reach
>Jesse Eisenberg is Lex instead of Kelsey Grammer
>Bumpleding Cessington is Stephen Strange instead of Hugh Laurie
>Jack Black isn't Mayor Oswald Cobblepot
It's official, we don't live in the best possible world.
>I'm a bit tired of Keikakulord businessman Lex even though i do enjoy that characterization.
Do you realize that they've never done that characterization in a movie? Only in Smallville and to a lesser degree Lois and Clark.
I think it's more that *they* know that version of Lex and that's who they think is the real version.
Plenty of people know Lex from other media like the Clancy Brown animated version. I remember when I was a kid I didn't read any Superman comics, but I'd absorbed enough about Lex Luthor to find Gene Hackman's version a little too non-threatening. (DC characters are often better in promo art than they are in actual comic book stories anyway.) But filmmakers are in love with Donner's Superman and that means its Lex is their Lex.
>while hes much more thoughtful and sinister in private
>has Lois one on one and spouts meme lines like "A three-syllable word for any thought too big for little minds."
>"The red capes are coming! The red capes are coming!" when no one else is around
when will this meme die
doomfag here, i feel your pain luthorbros.
two top5 villains in comic history and we're all cursed because the companies who handle them are retarded
>Thinking that would in any way improve his character
>mfw it's come full circle and the smug douches are eating each other
>Lex Luthor has been treated like a joke
>treated like a joke
Well, that's because in this film, is basically is The Joker. Don't any of you lie and say you didn't get vibes of Ledger's Joker. Also, his hair is almost the same as Ledger as well.
In all seriousness what movie should I watch to see Jessie Eisenberg not being that one smug semi-autistic smart/nerd character?
I like the guy's movies (Now You See Me was especially good IMO) but all the ones I've seen have him in that exact same role.
My issue with Hackman Lex isn't his characterisation, it's his motivations. They're really lame and generic.
Also Hackman never had a face that screamed 'Lex' to me. Eisenberg's face actually is pretty Lexy.
because hes not REALLY Lex Luthor.
I was watching the trailer with my
girlfriendand when Eisenberg showed up, she immediately said oh is the riddler the bad guy in this?
Nah, even then, I don't see it. Ledger seems more like a monster wearing a human skin suit. This Lex is a very smug, flawed man, instead.
The Riddler comparison seems much more valid to me.
the hair is basically the same as jim had in forever, didn't think about it until now
Remember when there was talk about Uncle Denzel playing Lex Luthor?
You bitched back then.