LexCorp Tower Spotted in New Trailer for MAN OF STEEL

     April 17, 2013


Last night, Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Man of Steel.  It went a long way towards making me more excited for the flick.  If the film is a hit, then Warner Bros. will want to hit the ground running with the sequel, and they’ll probably continue their superhero trend of not breaking out the marquee villain until the sequel.  Although Zod will provide Man of Steel with some epic set pieces, Superman’s true nemesis is Lex Luthor, and director Zack Snyder hasn’t forgotten about him.  The new trailer has a quick flash of LexCorp Tower, so Luthor definitely exists in this reboot, and he’s already powerful.  So will we see him in the finished film?  If Warner Bros. has been able to keep the casting under wraps for this long, then kudos to them.  But I expect it to be handled in a similar fashion to Norman Osborne in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Hit the jump to check out the full image.  The film stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, and Russell CroweMan of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.

Via CBM.  The shot is in the trailer at the 2:18 mark:


Here’s the official synopsis for Man of Steel:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.

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  • Snacks

    Tired of Lex Luthor.
    Hoping someone with an imagination and creative decisions on the sequel reads this. Not Lex again. Keep Lex out of these movies. So many super villains to choose from.
    Maybe the last reboot failed, because it was Lex again. Maybe, huh?

    • bidi

      having a Superman series without Lex Luthor is like having Batman without the Joker. X-Men without Magneto. he has to be in there. but i agree, someone with imagination and creative decisions has to come up with a better way to bring him in. he’s been in comics and cartoons and video games wearing an Iron Man-ish suit, and that’s certainly something we haven’t seen in the film world. if he creates this suit out of kryptonite or something, then he could be a serious threat to Supes

      • spider-fan14

        Agreed, I’ve always considered Lex to be something of a supporting cast member when it comes to the Superman mythos…even if he’s not the main villain he should at least be a background character in the next film.

    • Sean

      Or it failed because it used an extremely dated version of Lex Luthor, lacked much actual action, and incorporated a plot about Superman having a son which most people didn’t like.

      We haven’t seen a film version of the modern version of Lex Luthor, and he’s a very interesting character.

  • Snacks

    And if it is Lex again… let me guess… He will again have some massive real estate scheme to make money.

    • Shaun

      You haven’t seen a Superman comic book since before 1986, have you?

      Having that Lexcorp “Easter Egg” in the movie tells me they’re building up to the ruthless, billionaire industrialist Luthor from the past few decades of the comics (not to mention Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League). This is a good thing. I feel like they’re (finally) going to do this thing right.

  • capt. picard

    I believe this whole “kryptonians were genetically engineered” thing sets up doomsday as a potential villain in the sequel (or 3rd film) perfectly

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  • Bat Hombre

    How about an evil genius Luthor like in All Star Superman?

    • Sean

      Isn’t that what we’ve had in all of the Superman movies up to this point?

      • Bat Hombre

        I’m talking Tony Stark type genius but completely power hungry

      • Shaun

        Hackman’s Luthor (not to mention Spacey’s knockoff) was a genius??

    • derpderp

      As opposed to the kind genious lex in other movies? I don’t get what you are saying

  • Bat Hombre

    I bet Luthor shows up in the sequel, having been brought in by Uncle Sam to help deal with the “alien” problem

  • Lance

    Make Lex the President of the United States in the first movie. No more real estate scams!

    • Franklin

      Yeah, I’m hoping he already is the President of the US. It would be a cool reveal if a character (like Perry) mentions that “President Luthor” has authorized the arrest of Superman. Simple as that. They can save his actual appearance for the sequel, which could be set against Luthor’s re-election.

  • tinypony

    Luthor invites Brainiac to Earth for sequel. Superman fights both, wins, but not before we learn that Brainiac really in cahoots with…Darkseid. Cue Justice League, or part III.

  • hank ronson

    thank god jon peters aint involed no giant spider

  • Chimera

    I think that if they are going to have this (maybe along with Dark Knight) as the focal point of their Justice League film, then they really need to start considering what villains they want to use and which they want to save RIGHT NOW. If he was an extremely powerful villain or even a genius, it might actually be best to save him unitl the Justice League film and use him to set up things, kinda like how Loki was kept alive and is still alive through the avengers and the next Thor film.

    • tinypony

      Good point. Luthor is basically Superman’s Loki. Funny how two invulnerable heroes’ biggest villains are far less powerful, trickster types. Both Luthor and Loki can do whatever they want, knowing Superman or Thor would never kill them, even though Superman will happily destroy Metallo or Brainiac, same with Thor. I guess because Luthor is human, but hmm…Loki isn’t.

  • Alex Hajna

    I’m thinking (and hoping) we’re teased in a similar fashion as The Joker in Batman Begins. But he’s not as well-known to the average audience as The Joker, so that may not work. Hell, there might not be any mention, and this single shot of the building is all we get. That would be just as cool.

    • Chimera

      By not as well-known are you speaking about Luthor??? I would have to respectfully disagree. For most fans, Batman = Joker just as Superman = Lex Luthor. In fact, that’s the only villain most people know.

      • Snacks

        Luthor is the villain that everyone knows because they keep repeating him. A guy who can potentially moves planets, keeps having to fight a really smart normal streng the human. If Luthor has the Iron Man type suit and joins forces to fight Superman… that would be more interesting. My point is that it seems when news of a new Superman movies comes up, his villain is likely to be a) Luther, or b) Zod. We need variety. Variety is the spice of life.

  • Alex Hajna

    I\’m thinking (and hoping) we\’re teased in a similar fashion as The Joker in Batman Begins. But he\’s not as well-known to the average audience as The Joker, so that may not work. Hell, there might not be any mention, and this single shot of the building is all we get. That would be just as cool.

  • Alan B

    “It went a long way towards making me more excited for the flick.”

    I don’t understand! Goldberg previously wrote that this was one of his most anticipated films of the year, despite the fact that he has bitched on practically every article he has written. So, really, the most anticipated article he wrote was bullshit so that he can later say, “Oh, I gave the film a fair chance …”

  • Jamesy

    I’m thinking this, have Luther as a sort of mix between Justin Hammer and Norman Osborn. He has ties to the government and is involved with weapons/science in a Commander in chief type position. He gets power hungry and attempts to overthrow the President and gains the attention of supes, but have him stay around for the JL movie as the secondary villain…sort of like Loki?

  • Bleezy Bo

    Nah, Luthor will just attempt to cobble some left-over Kryptonian technology from Zod, apply it to LexCorp industries, and accidentally create Brainiac.

    That’s the plot for MoS: II

  • Murph

    Thanks to Hollywood all I know about Luthor (being a very casual fan of the genre) is he wants real estate. In TWO movies that is his motive for evil. Real Estate. So great, are they going to kill an hour with Luthor talking about landscaping and house prices? Not excited about this news.

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  • Dave

    Actually Lex Luthor is in the trailer in his battle-suit !! Check out frame at 2:19 into trailer http://manofsteel.warnerbros.com/index.html

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