Warner Bros. has purchased another sponsored Lex Luthor article to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this time from Wired.
It’s a fascinating read, but of course my ears perked up when Luthor was asked about Batman. Here’s an excerpt:
RON TROUPE: And what are your thoughts on the Batman? He’s human. Presumably.
LEX LUTHOR: Well, he is. In fact, I’d say he’s all too human. 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.
RON TROUPE: When you put it that way, it sounds ridiculous.
LEX LUTHOR: It didn’t when the Batman first appeared, but that was a long time ago. This is a new world, Ron, and it’s time to get serious.
He also talks about his dad, Lex Luthor Sr., LEX/OS, and even drops a reference to A.R.G.U.S., which in the comics is a U.S. Government agency led by Amanda Waller.
It’s a great piece, and actually reads a lot like a Jesse Eisenberg interview. Head on over to Wired and check it out!