DC villain Lex Luthor is reportedly going to receive his own R rated feature.
Following the divisive success of Joker, Warner Bros is allegedly planning on giving another one of the DC Comic villains their own movie. The news came via CheatSheet who claim the news came from “a credible comic book insider” named Mike Sutton.
Sutton wrote on his invite-only Facebook page: “No Man of Steel; he’s pure fiction in this alternate universe.”
He continued: “To WB, this has the potential of being a modern-day Citizen Kane. You see Luthor grow up from being an awkward intellectual kid to corrupt wealthy businessman to president of the United States. Slap on an R rating and leave the comic books behind but perhaps put a twist on the myth such as making Lois Lane his First Lady, but also the reporter who brings him down.”
Sutton went on to reveal that Warner Bros is interested in creating an R rated Lex Luthor movie. Marvel has homed in on the family market whereas the DC universe has the opportunity to create darker movies for an adult audience.
More news on the possible Lex Luthor solo movie to be shared when announced.