Kevin Spacey will once again transform into Superman’s arch-foe, Lex Luthor, in the next Superman film, tentatively titled Superman: The Man of Steel. The news comes buried near the bottom of an interview with Spacey done by The Belfast Telegraph.

The interview focuses on Spacey’s career as a theatrical actor, and his work as the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre. But it does comment on the fact that Spacey will be returning to the role of Luthor in the follow-up to 2006’s Superman Returns.

What this means on the heels of the news that Warner Brothers is looking for a “darker tone” to the next film in the Superman franchise is unclear. It is similarly uncertain if Brandon Routh, who played Superman/Clark Kent, or director Bryan Singer will be back.

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