Further details about Lex Luthor, his origins and his role inside LexCorp revealed, and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray is the favoured choice for Fast & Furious 8.
A brand new official Lex Luthor page has been opened on twitter as part of the Batman V Superman marketing campaign, giving the tech savvy Luthor a real-world online presence.
The young billionaire has tweeted out a new Fortune article entitled “Lex Luthor Jr.: Not Just His Father’s LexCorp“, giving followers an insight into the character’s backstory.
The article reveals that Luthor Jr. has changed the company hugely, since inheriting it from his father, from it’s focus on “oil” and “Heavy machinery”, prior to his father’s “unexpected death in 2000“, to one focused on technology, that also seems partial to the odd military contract too.
“Partly, the success of this young company comes from Luthor’s willingness to go where Wayne fears to tread. Wayne Enterprises has shied away from military contracts in the last decade.”
When speaking about his father, Lex says,
“He came from a country where the government, in the guise of protector, had absolute control over the citizens. That drove him. I get it. Heck, I’d hate to see that sort of thing happen over here.”
*Update – Brand new LexCorp promotional video shown at New York Comic Con:
You can read the full article here.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release March 25th 2016.
The Wrap reports that F. Gary Gray is the frontrunner in the list of potential directors to helm the next installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast & Furious 8.
With Furious 7 busting records, taking in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office in 2015, the next film in the series will have exceedingly high expectations placed upon it by both the studio and fans alike. So naturally it’s crucial to bag a good director to bring the project to life.
According to THR, Vin Diesel will meet with the three favourites looking to make their mark on the multi-billion dollar franchise: Adam Wingard (The Guest, V/H/S), Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Transporter) and F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job).
No final decision has been made as of yet however, although Gray would seem a great choice given his recent success with SOC and his ability to handle action sequences, and most importantly car chase scenes as evidenced by his work on The Italian Job in 2003.
We look forward to hearing which director clenches it in the coming weeks.
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