‘Superman’ Gets Metallo as Its Villain?

Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane, is also said to be a villain in Zack Snyder's upcoming adventure.
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‘Superman’ Gets Metallo as Its Villain?

Metallo may be the main villain in Zack Snyder's Superman Director Zack Snyder is currently prepping his highly-anticipated Superman adventure, which will start filming sometime this summer. Although Henry Cavill is in place as the Man of Steel, and Amy Adams will play Lois Lane, details have been scant on who the villain might be, until now.

It seems the Superman's nemesis Metallo could be the main villain in this new adventure, with Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane, set to play an integral part as well. Here's what an insider said below, which uncovers plot details in Superman.

"General Sam Lane, the father of Lois Lane, is a central figure in director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. This really is as Zack described in several interviews about the film, a "real world" Superman. I'm told that when Superman arrives on the scene; people don't know what to think. He's an alien from another planet. What are his real intentions? He's not human and that scares a lot of people. Here's a guy who can fly, see through walls, is bullet proof and can lift a tank. The military views him as a potential threat to national security. They find kryptonite, pieces of his home planet, and discover its radioactive elements can be harnessed as a near unlimited source of power, both literally and figuratively. It's a brand new form of energy that is secretly developed by the government. The military, under the direction of General Sam Lane, uses kryptonite to power an experimental cyborg super solider named Metallo. He's ultimately exploited as a weapon against Superman."

If this information is correct, it will be the first time the Metallo character has appeared on film, although the character has appeared in multiple TV variations. Brian Austin Green last played a version of the character on Smallville.

The story for Superman is also said to be an origin story, although it will bear, "little resemblance to Richard Donner's 1978 'Superman: The Movie' and its sequels."

In other Superman news, Lindsay Lohan will reportedly read for a role in this superhero reboot. However, this news seems to contradict the previous report above, since it is said that her character will be connected to Lex Luthor. Here's what a source close to the actress had to say.

"Lindsay plans to return from New York on Wednesday and meet with producers and read with an actor who is up for the role of Lex Luthor."

It seems the producers are interested in Lindsay Lohan to play a villain. There has been plenty of Superman villain news as of late, with actors such as Michael Shannon and Édgar Ramírez also mentioned to play the unknown nemesis of Superman.

At this time, this should all be read as nothing but rumor.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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  • comicbookfan • 4 years ago

    This would have been better than a rehashed Zod.

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    • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

      ohh well i check orther sources and they did not say he will be apart of it

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      • cupid • 4 years ago

        @lane1 I know she was a cool villain, but Its Lori Petty voice i cant stand, shes to annoying lol

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        • lane1 • 4 years ago

          @cupid You are effin' crazy, lol. Livewire was a friggin' riot in the cartoon! She had all the best cheesy, yet awesome lines. Livewire: "So much for Mister Goodie Two-boots." "Lights out, Super Jerk." Double Dose: "That's right, let's get to the heart of the matter." *drains Supes' chest*

          lmao. She was always back-talkin Supes, givin' him sh*t. Laughed EVERYtime. Lori Petty FTW.

          @ejk1: Can't see Lohan as Livewire. But she could be a dead-ringer for Mercy. That's a character she could easily pull-off. Lori Petty is a tough act to follow for Livewire though, and I just don't think Lohan could give the character the justice she deserves. Plus, it's more likely she would be chosen for Mercy, out of the two.

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          • lane1 • 4 years ago

            @nightwing18 Actually, it's not the only source. supermansupersite.com was the first to report it.

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            • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

              Also, I here Lindsey is auditioning for the role of Ms. Tessmocker. She'll be reading with the actor who auditioning for the role of Lex Luthor.

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              • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

                well this is the only source the at says it so its not true

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                • nightwing18 • 4 years ago

                  really

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                  • themime • 4 years ago

                    The Mime acknowledges @addictionnonfatel point.... and no, The Mime doesn't watch smallville, its interesting but not a fan......but yeah, to think about it you're actually right...going through the whole movie without the suit is kind of crazy.... OK, a little renew to The Mime's story...... renewal will be posted later.....

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                    • emmytt • 4 years ago

                      perfect villain for this movie!

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                      • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

                        @themime Interesting, but if you think they are going to have Clark Kent go through the whole movie without his suit, you're absolutely crazy! Sounds like you been watching way too much Smallville pal! Oh and let me go on recored as saying Smallville is for amateurs and the emo crowd and has no place whatsoever in the big leagues...Cheers!!!

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                        • themime • 4 years ago

                          since this superman is going to take on a whole new beginning, they should hold off on Lex Luther.....at least when the movie is reaching its end they can throw in the character who's soon to be Superman's nemesis..... also, the costume could also not be present at this time...get this, The Man of Steel is still new to his powers right?.....Suddenly, a great thread came into action, and it could not be easily taken down by earths primitive weapons right.....so, feeling that he's the only one that can put an end to the thread's villainous rampage, Clark Kent, not in costume but just his regular clothes, went on to fight the thread.......afterward, when the thread is been neutralized and the people of Metro are safe....and after witnessing their new hero in action, the public or maybe Daily Planet came up with the name Superman and the new hero gets his new suit........ Maybe a modified, modernized version.......... HOW about that uh?....

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                          • cupid • 4 years ago

                            @addictionnonfatel Good point.

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                            • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

                              If Lex Luther is indeed in this movie, I hope he's not portrayed as some 3rd rate Loser-Bad Guy like he was portrayed in the previous Superman movies including Superman Returns! He should be portrayed as a Billionaire Tycoon. A Ruthless Maniacal Titan, CEO & Owner of a well known Media Empire & Founder of Lex Corp. His news network would help spread his propaganda. Of course he would go on a smear campaign against Superman and why he posseses a threat to mankind. Lex also possesses the ability to gladly make those who oppose him disappear. Like Lois Lane, who does not trust Lex and has written many Expose's on questioning his creditability and his Empire. Hence here comes Supes to her rescue when she ends up potentially being one of Lex's latest victims!

                              Of course Lex will always jump on the oppsition any chance he can get! Lex is an instigator, so anyone who poses's a threat to Superman, Lex Luthor is more than happy to coincide with. Lex Corp is an Industrial Empire that helps create the latest in technology, develops the latest weaponry in advancement and has a contract with the nations Government Military. Lex Corp plays a huge role in creating Metallo for General Sam Lane.

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                              • Monkey-iron • 4 years ago

                                At lle3ast he gets a villain he can actually fight

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                                • cupid • 4 years ago

                                  @pjwolsker Man your fighting a losing battle with those who dont like the fact that there are never gonna leave kryptonite out of superman, so its gonna happen if this story is true or not, like i said before some weeks ago kryptonite is a part of superman just like the red sun and lois there never gonna leave any of them out. but this could be a good thing (if the story is true) for the heaters because the second movie will most definitely gonna be about brainiac and kryptonite would't have to be a part of if because they already use it in the first.

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                                  • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

                                    @bawnian-dexeus, To whomever is producing and casting this movie. Didn't mean to make it sound as if I were implying anyone posting comments.

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                      @addictionnonfatel your talking about WB right?

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                                      • addictionnonfatel • 4 years ago

                                        Look dipsh*ts! There are many talented actress's out there to choose from! But for whatever reason, you're dead set on Lohan...Why? Why her? Besides, with all her legal trouble, she may not even be available! So by wasting you're time with her, you could be missing out on locking some talented actress up for the role! Whatever happened to the talk of possibly having Alice Eve for the other female role?

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                          To hell with the green rock. Bring on the genius villains and powerhouse monsters!!!!!!

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