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Rumored Batman Vs. Superman Lex Luthor Scene From John Byrne Comics

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:12

Batman Vs. Superman set images confirm that Zack Snyder will at least be in part borrowing from the John Byrne comic books.

A set image reveals "Ralli's Diner," which is a location that Byrne used for a Lex Luthor story (via Movie Pilot).

The Lex Luthor story was called "Metropolis 900 Mi." from Superman vol. 2 #9, which had Lex at a diner offering waitress, Jenny Hubbard, one million dollars to stay with him for a month. Well, she happens to be married, etc., and Lex tells her he will be waiting in his car for ten minutes. The comic then goes on to show Jenny and the rest of the waitress discussing the deal. Jenny calls her husband, then hangs up on him and goes to find Lex. Too late as Lex drove off early and laughs about it with his chauffeur stating Jenny will never know the answer to the question which will torment her for the rest of her life. Lex also mentions "Project Overload," which in the comics messed with Superman's powers.

Perhaps the scene gives clues about the character of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor as well.



"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

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