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Batman/Superman Villains Speculation - Lex Luthor & Metallo?

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, July 22, 2013
Now that the Man of Steel sequel has been announced as a Batman / Superman crossover, speculation has begun on everything from "who will play Batman" to "what will the storyline be" and everything in between, so I figured I would throw my ideas around for just how I think this will go.

Obviously, they need to build upon the previous film. Superman is still not gold with the public. Metropolis and Smallville were SEVERELY ruined with Zod's invasion. There needs to be repercussions of this.

Stepping in to clean up a lot of the mess is Lex Luthor, a billionaire mogul who has his hands in every pot from philanthropic ventures to weapons manufacturing deals with the government. In true Luthor format, Lex is also very jealous of Superman. After all, Lex Luthor was the big man on the scene before he came along and now, nobody is talking about him anymore. Suddenly, the top of all mankind is no longer good enough when there's a SUPERman on Earth.

Another person helping to clean things up is Bruce Wayne, a competitor of Luthor's who, obviously, is already established as Batman - though Batman is more of a myth going around at this point. This version of Bruce needs to be more like the Bruce Timm animated series version, wherein not everything is incredibly realistic and gritty. He needs to be more of the Bat-God, in a way: ridiculously awesome physical prowess as well as an intellect that is unmatched by nearly everyone (except possibly Lex Luthor, of course).

Batman will be looking into Superman as well, trying to analyze the threat potential. Can he trust this guy, or is this something he's going to have to take care of?

Something else we need to establish is Kryptonite. Now that Emil Hamilton is dead (WTF, Snyder) we're left to Luthor and Batman as the only two people that should really be examining the stuff. Kryptonite needs to be big in this, for two primary reasons.

The first of which is the supporting villain, Metallo. John Corben can be introduced as a member of the military that was wounded in Zod's invasion and, as expected, has a bit of a grudge against Superman for it. Who steps in to make him Metallo? Why, none other than Lex Luthor - weapons manufacturer that has been working on an attempt to make a legitimate Man of Steel (ahem.....that's why the first movie should have been called Last Son of Krypton, and been about Brainiac instead of Zod...). Kryptonite powers his heart, as we all know. This gives Superman someone to fight who poses a big threat.

Luthor is the primary villain for Batman, in turn, for the final fight. Earlier on in the movie, you need to have Batman in an confrontation with Superman where Kryptonite comes into play, but at the end of the film, there's a trust built between the two that calls for Superman giving the Kryptonite ring to Bruce. If anyone is going to take down a rogue Superman, it's going to be Batman.

What do you guys think? Do you like this situation or are you up for something else? Is this how you imagine the film will pan out?

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