Is Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel’? And Is Some Guy You’ve Never Heard of Playing Him? Some People Think So

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bill-swift - March 30, 2013

I've pretty much stopped trusting any news that comes out of AintItCoolNews at this point. Primarily it's because Harry Knowles once wrote the most glowing, positive fanboy review of all time and it was for a little film called Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. And then of course the nail in the coffin was when I learned that he was in fact not related to Beyonce. But that's why I'm taking their news of Lex Luthor appearing in Man of Steel with a grain of salt.

Not because I don't believe Warner would drop some easter eggs of the villain in the new film (even if it was something small like his company logo), but because Knowles is suggesting the role would be substantial and would be played by Mackenzie Gray. Who is Mackenzie Gray you ask? Why he's some actor who once played a Luther clone on Smallville. He's also a guy whose IMDB page probably had a huge spike for the first time ever today.

Would Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. offer up such a huge role to an unknown Canadian character actor? I mean, maybe the guy blew them all away in an audition. It would be kind of cool for an little known 50-something  year old actor to suddenly appear in a movie like this, but to cast a guy who already played Luther before? I'm putting the kibosh on this 'exclusive' of theirs, despite whatever flimsy evidence they have, which is basically hearsay and rumor and this video where Gray confirms he's in the movie but won't say in what role.

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