Wired Interviews Lex Luthor on Disrupting the Vigilante Industrial Complex

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Viral marketing for Batman v Superman: Dawn Justice with Lex Luthor continues with a this new interview by the DC Comics character Ron Tropue, who now works for Wired Magazine, where they talk on the vigilantes such as Batman, a bit on the operating system LEX/OS and even the U.S. Government agency A.R.G.U.S.

In the article there’s even a graph comparing LexCorp with that of Kord Industries (Ted Kord/Blue Beetle), Stagg (Simon Stagg), Queen Industries (Oliver Queen/Green Arrow) and Wayne Enterprises (Bruce Wayne/Batman).

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.

To read the full interview head over to Wired.com.

 

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  • Eric Curto

    I love this, Stephen Amell just mentioned Arrow was always set up as a 5 season series perhaps this will factor into a Green Arrow appearance, I know WB isn’t as tight with two versions of the same character but it could still be a hint. We also know that Kord Industries has been hinted on Arrow and was said to be getting some sort of DC Film appearance. I love that Wayne Enterprises is at the bottom, its staying true to how the older more experienced Wayne has been portrayed in The Dark Knight Returns, Batman Beyond and of course his Golden Age counterpart he was just a Millionaire and it makes sense that he would avoid Military Shares in the company, but that would also hurt him financially. Especially after the events of MOS, which is probably why everyone else went up.

  • This was a phenomenal piece of marketing. Absolutely masterful.

    Also noteable easter egg: “Let’s just say I ran into a wall…” = Amanda Waller reference, solidified by the ARGUS reference.

    • Max Strauss

      Yeah, I think he might appear in Suicide Squad, or at least will be mentioned.