James Marsters -Vampire, Time Agent, Lex Luthor?

A lot of rumours have been thrown around about who will be playing Lex Luthor in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. Mark Strong of ‘Sherlock Holmes’  and ‘Green Lantern’ fame  is a strong contender  for the role, as well as Bryan Cranston of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’  and ‘Breaking Bad’ fame. Each actor is a wonderful choice, in my opinion because they  both look great  bald. Click the link below to see all the other contenders that have been considered by fans and critics alike.

‘Man of Steel’ sequel Lex Luthor Potentials.

Among the many  potential  Luthors there was one that caught my attention for the simple reason that he has already  played  Lex Luthor and he was amazing in that role, and that actor is James Marsters. In the ‘DC’ animated  film, ‘Superman: Doomsday’, James Marsters Luthor was a true machiavellian villain. From his opinion of Superman, the God from on high, to his treatment of the so called lower class, James Marsters Lex Luthor is a true monster.  There are literally no redeeming features, no element of the human condition that he won’t exploit to full effect. When the final scene comes to a close and Lex is  lamenting about the re-emergence of Superman there is a real aura of evil  coming  off him, every word oozes evil and pure contempt and still Lex believes he is doing this for the betterment of human kind. That is what Lex Luthor  means to me, and I honestly think James Marsters can pull it off.

James Marsters as Lex Luthor in ‘Superman: Doomsday‘.

On the 1st September I was at ‘Dragon Con’  and I met James  Marsters and I got to talking about the various roles he has done in the past and the rumours floating around about his possible casting as Lex  in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel.

Me; “So James, have you heard about the rumours about you getting the role of Lex Luthor  in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel?”

James;” Wow, no I haven’t heard about anything like that at all. That’s really  cool.”

Me; “Yeah, because I always  thought you’d be great as him in a live action role since you  played him in ‘ Superman: Doomsday’.”

James; “Well I enjoyed the role, it was a lot  of  fun, I  would love to play him again.”

Me; “Well, a lot of fans want you in that role, you’re up there  with  Bryan Cranston.”

James; “Yeah, Bryan Cranston is  a great guy, he’d  be  great in the role, really cool.”

Me; “Thanks a lot for the chat James there’s really only one question left, Would you shave your head for the role?”

James; “Fuck yeah, that would be no problem for me whatsoever.”

So there you have it, I know Bryan Cranston is a fairly safe bet for Lex but wouldn’t it be cool to see James Marsters in the role, especially with all the experience he has playing villains, especially ‘DC’ villains.

So I thought about and I’ll end with this, with all the debate going on about who will be Lex Luthor in the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel has anyone asked this question? Is Lex Luthor actually in the film? That’s right, think about it. Hope you enjoyed the article and comment below.

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Graham Day

Graham Day

I am a geek first and foremost. I love animation, film and comics. I live in Dublin, Ireland and love it. I have met so many amazing people over the years, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Mark Millar and Scott Snyder to name but a few. I love to sketch, write and talk about geek news. I went to college for five years, three years animation and two years communication and media. All opinions are my own so I hope they're witty and original, I'm fairly certain they're not.