2006 Movie News Archives

Starburst #336

April 6, 2006: Kevin Spacey on Playing Lex Luthor in “Superman Returns”

Inside issue #336 of Starburst Magazine (available now) you'll find a "Superman Returns" Set Visit report, including an interview with Kevin Spacey on playing Lex Luthor.

    Direct from Australia, stage and screen star Kevin Spacey reveals what it's like to play a legendary villain - Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor - in this Summer's hottest movie!

Here's an excerpt from the interview with Kevin Spacey...

    Everyone in the cast is under pressure to match the performances of their characters' previous incarnations. Spacey, however, watched Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor for different reasons. "I watched the other actors but not with any sense of wanting to reference them because the Lex I portray is a very different Lex Luthor. This is a very bitter Lex, a very angry Lex, a Lex out for revenge. There's still humor, but it's not the same."

    Spacey obviously had fun portraying the twisted genius, "Well he's just one of those iconic parts. Not just from the previous movies but all the way back to the original comic books. He's one of those great evil characters that you just love to hate."

Read the complete interview inside Starburst #336 on sale now.

Meanwhile, the following two photos were found at the Yahoo! Korea website. The first is a photo of Brandon Routh as Clark Kent (first seen in the February 2006 edition of Empire Magazine), while the second shows Clark in the back left corner of a packed elevator, with Lois in the back right corner.

Clark Kent Packed Elevator

Thanks to Olia from DevotedtoSmallville for the lead on the Starburst story.

2006 Movie News

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