Lexluthor_SupermanThe criminal mastermind who has plagues the Man of Steel for decades is apparently going to be making an appearance in this summer's blockbuster film directed by Zack Snyder. Luthor began his comic book existence as little more than a common hood then graduated to mad scientist up until 1985 when he was remade as a corrupt and power hungry businessman with aims to destroy Superman in order to show just how impotent the being he viewed as an alien invader was.

It's unclear just how much of a role Lex will play in this movie, but I imagine that it will be less of a pivotal part but more of a link to a subsequent film. Given that almost every Superman movie to date has involved Lex Luthor as the villain, I hope that Snyder has something new for this villain.

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According to Ain't It Cool News, persistent rumors that Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor will play a role in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" appear to be true. According to the website, the "ambitious, ego-driven and cold version" of the classic villain will be played by Mackenzie Grey, who portrayed a Luthor clone on The CW's "Smallville" (a highly unusual choice for such a high-profile role). The film, which stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon, opens June 14.