Back in October, Fortune Magazine published an interview with Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) as part of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice viral campaign. Now, Wired jumps into bed with LexCorp in their own expose on the DC Comics super villain. Their 'exclusive' interview with Lex arrives with a new image, which fits in perfectly with the character posters released earlier this week. Here, we get to learn a few new details about the eccentric billionaire.
Possibly the biggest DC Comics Easter Egg to come out of the Wired interview is that it was 'conducted' by Ron Troupe, who hardcore fans will recognize from the Superman comic books. We also get a graphic of competing companies held within the DCEU. This chart references Bruce Wayne's Wayne Enterprises, Green Arrow's Queen Industries, Blue Beetle's Kord Industries, and villain Simon Stagg's Stagg business. How do they stack up against LexCorp?
Luthor's company, which has been handed down to him by his father, is worth $2 billion dollars. Analysts suspect that LexCorp is readying a seismic foray into the crowded field of high technology defense innovation. And all of his competitors stand to lose. Talking about Batman's influence on all of this, Luthor had this to say about the night dwelling vigilante.
"Any objective analyst will tell you that his brand of justice, vigilantism, is painfully outmoded, designed to be effective in an age when the law carried billy clubs because crime carried knives. The most dangerous guy on the street worked in the shadows because he was cowardly and superstitious. That's all you needed to play upon in order to disrupt their operations. You want to clean up the streets? Dress up like the boogeyman, switch on a fog machine and lower your voice."
Later on in this 'interview', Lex Luthor seemingly references the other big DC Comics movie coming out this summer, Suicide Squad. It has been rumored that Lex will show up in that movie, as he attempts to buy The Enchantress as part of a human trafficking ring. That has never been confirmed. Here's what Luthor had to say for himself.
"Let's just say I ran into a wall. I'm not going to go into a lot of detail here. Suffice it to say the dangers we've been talking about are very real. And they're not just limited to a couple of alien brawlers able to level tall buildings in a single bout. I'm ready to sit down with whatever task force the government has assembled - in the interest of sharing intelligence and building solutions together. If she... they... Argus... the government, whatever you want to call it, has a real interest in fighting for the future, they ought to work with those of us who are already on the front lines."
You can read the entire interview with Lex Luthor HERE. If this wasn't enough Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice viral juice to tide you over, WSJ has unveiled three different LEGO sets for the movie. And they hint at some of the moments we'll get see in the movie.
The first set was actually leaked a few months ago, and hints that Batman will be pelting Superman with Kryptonite laced bullets. This set is called 'The Clash of the Heroes' set, and it contains 90 pieces, including minifigures of Superman and Batman, a buildable Kryptonite bazooka with launch stick, and a rotating, exploding Bat-Signal. It will retail for $12.99. The second set is called The Kryptonite Interception set and contains 300 pieces, including minifigures of Batman and two LexCorp "henchmen," a forklift for Kryptonite, and a Batmobile with two stud shooters and opening doors. It will retail for $29.99. The final of these three sets is called The Sky-High Battle set, and it contains 516 pieces, including the Batwing with an opening cockpit, fold-out wings and rapid shooter, and Lex Luthor's LexCorp helicopter. The five minifigures included are Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. It will retail for $49.99. Take a look. What do you think? Excited yet?