Another Lex Luthor viral campaign on Wired.com seeks to shed light on Lex’s views on both Batman and Superman via a mock ‘interview’, whilst making various DC references including Ted Kord (Blue Beetle), Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) and a Wayne Industries that invests all its time in tech with war applications but hasn’t sold to any military outfits… hm, I wonder what he’s using all of that for?
Check out a sample of the mock interview:
Lex’s Views On SuperHumans
RON TROUPE: You’ve been very vocal about that. About the new superhuman threat.
LEX LUTHOR: Well I don’t know where you got that term. I think to be a super human, one should begin by being, you know, from this planet.
Lex’s Views On 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.
Hint at Suicide Squad via ‘A.R.G.U.S.’
LEX LUTHOR: Let’s just say I ran into a wall. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here. Suffice it to say the dangers we’ve been talking about are very real. And they’re not just limited to a couple of alien brawlers able to level tall buildings in a single bout. I’m ready to sit down with whatever task force the government has assembled — in the interest of sharing intelligence and building solutions together. If she… they… Argus… the government, whatever you want to call it, has a real interest in fighting for the future, they ought to work with those of us who are already on the front lines.
RON TROUPE: I’m sorry, can we— what is Argus?
LEX LUTHOR: What. Is. Argus. Spelled A.R.G.U.S.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice synopsis reads:
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 saviour, 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.