An image of an action figure set from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is doing the rounds on social media, which has led to speculation that it may confirm an old rumour about Lex Luthor.
The image in question shows Batman and Superman alongside ‘Mega-Armored Lex Luthor’, seemingly suggesting that Jesse Eisenberg’s villain will be suiting up in the movie to take on the World’s Finest.
Now, while this is certainly interesting, it should be noted that toy manufacturers often throw in a tonne of alternative -and often ridiculously over the top – costumes and accessories in order to sell more toys, so in no way does this confirm we’ll be seeing Lex in his power suit. Still, Batman and Superman need someone to punch (besides each other), right?
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Scoot McNairy (Argo) in as-yet-unrevealed.