If you’re turned on by the secrecy surrounding director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man Of Steel, then perhaps you shouldn’t read any further. On the other hand, if you’re hungry for details and wish to see the wall of silence come crashing down, read on because a new juicy and tantalizing casting rumor has surfaced.
Creating what may be one of the first nicks in that wall, Ain’t It Cool has reported that famed Superman villain Lex Luthor will appear in Man of Steel, probably in a similar way to how Norman Osborn appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man: with teasing “logos” and imagery. Note that Chris Cooper was eventually cast as Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
The AIC article went on to report Canadian actor Mackenzie Gray will be playing Luthor, an interesting choice since Gray played a Lex Luthor clone during an episode of Smallville.
Since we can’t expect Snyder or Nolan to dish on this new revelation anytime soon, let’s remember it’s still an unconfirmed rumor. However, though there’s no mention of Gray’s connection to Man of Steel on his or the film’s IMDb page, AIC located a video interview where the actor confirms involvement in the film. In addition, as implied by AIC, Gray’s photo on his IDMb page does nothing but help fuel the speculation.
Check out the video below. What do you think …smoking gun?
[via Ain’t It Cool]