DC Speculated To Work On A Lex Luthor Solo Film Following Joker's Success

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Following Joker's release, the film proved itself to be a hit amongst the fans. Bringing in $80.2 million when it debuted, not to mention it's successful premiere at the Venice Film Festival. There is so much recognition since the movie's first screening and fans loved Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal as the Joker.

It looks like the Clown Prince of Crime isn't the only villain that fans would be able to see solo on-screen. Rumors are going around that one of Superman's foe, Lex Luthor, could get his own movie as well.


The rumor comes from Mikey Sutton's Geekosity Facebook Group (via Bounding Into Comics). "Warner Bros. is considering a Lex Luthor film. No Man of Steel; he's pure fiction in this alternate universe," Sutton writes.

From the "awkward intellectual kid to corrupt wealthy businessman to president of the United States," the movie is said to show us Lex Luthor's journey. Sutton says the movie might be heavily influenced by the success of Joker.

If this was confirmed, Sutton suggests putting a twist that doesn't follow the comic books. "It's a political tragedy that screams Oscar bait, which WB is desiring heavily with Joker," Sutton says. "While Luthor doesn't have the flash and manic colors of the Joker, WB sees this as a project that can reap accolades and huge BO from adults with the right writer ad director actors."

Sutton then mentioned that the actor that he thinks best fits Luthor is Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

This isn't the first time that rumors surrounding a solo Lex Luthor movie got around. Speculations were made from 4Chan back in June which suggests that Ryan Gosling is working with Joe Wright for the said film.

With that said, these are only rumors and none of these reports have been confirmed yet. Regardless, it would surely be interesting to see Luthor on-screen so we can see him in a different light since it won't focus on the villain actually plotting against Superman.

In the meantime, fans could check out Phillips' Joker showing in theaters now.

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