There’s been so much in the news lately about Batman Vs Superman, and comic fans are bracing themselves for what could be a huge disaster. We’re definitely keeping our minds open on this one, but there’s already quite a few warning signs that should not be ignored, especially the Bat-casting of Ben Affleck.
Phoenix is a terrific actor, and it could be a lot of fun to see him do a scenery chewing turn as a villain. He’s got a lot to live up to, because Gene Hackman really tore it up in the 1978 version, much like Terence Stamp was one of the best comic villains as Zod in parts I and II.
Every great superhero story needs a great villain, and while we’ve seen certainly Lex Luthor before, more than a few times now, we wonder if Phoenix could reinvent Lex in a great new way. We’re not sure, and a great villain alone won’t make a great movie, but in this case it’s certainly a step in the right direction.