Warner Bros. are said to be fast-tracking their follow-up to Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot MAN OF STEEL, which has crossed the worldwide $400 million benchmark this weekend after only two weeks of release. Both the director and screenwriter, David S. Goyer, are already committed to the sequel, which the studio are attempting to put into production before the end of the year.
A lot of seeds were planted in the latest superhero re-imagining of the DC comic-book character. It wasn’t difficult to spot the presence of LexCorp – even in all the chaos and destruction. Superman’s number one nemesis, Lex Luthor, is sure to make an appearance in the follow-up and word is Snyder already has an eye on the man he wants for the bald, billionaire, ego-driven antagonist!
Well, Great Brit Mark Strong is apparently frontrunner for the role.
Strong’s stock his risen in Hollywood and he continues to do sterling work in big-budget blockbusters like SHERLOCK HOLMES and KICK-ASS, while returning to more personal projects in his homeland like the recent WELCOME TO THE PUNCH and BLOOD. However, let us also not forget his link to the DC universe with the woeful GREEN LANTERN. A disaster not of his making though and thankfully hidden behind plenty of CGI. Would he be your choice? Do let us know!