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.
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.
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.