We shouldn’t have to tell you, but fair warning and don’t cry if you keep on reading past this: there will be major spoilers below. If you don’t want “Man Of Steel” ruined for the love of God stop reading right here.
With that preamble out of the way, it just a day or so ago that writer David S. Goyer was deflecting questions about whether or not a female version of Jimmy Olsen or baddie Lex Luthor would be appearing in the Christopher Nolan produced, Zack Snyder directed “Man Of Steel.” He would neither confirm nor deny, so of course, that just set the geeks to dig harder, and over at AICN, it seems they’ve put together the puzzle pieces that indeed seem to reveal that Lex Luthor will have some kind of appearance in the Superman movie.
After reaching out through official channels and being greeted by the expected silence, the site went to their camp of various sources and were given the name Mackenzie Gray as the man playing the bald headed baddie. Dedicated fans might already know he played Dr. Alistair Kreig on “Smallville,” and in season ten, a Lex Luthor clone. So maybe a bit of misinformation or crossed wires? Perhaps, but then they dug up this video of Gray himself confirming he’s in the movie, though he had to stay completely silent on his role. (Starts at the one minute mark).
And this won’t be any mere cameo. Luthor will reportedly be “ambitious, ego driven and cold” with the AICN source saying the role is “substantial.” Hmm… The pieces seem to fit, and it certainly wouldn’t be the first time Camp Nolan has played very coy and silent regarding a major villain (see Miranda Tate in “The Dark Knight Rises” — though, that intel was ferreted out pretty early on).
Too good to be true? The real deal? We’ll find out when “Man Of Steel” kneels before fanboys on June 14th.