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'Superman' Gets Metallo as Its Villain?

Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane, is also said to be a villain in Zack Snyder's upcoming adventure.
Metallo may be the main villain in Zack Snyder's Superman
Metallo may be the main villain in Zack Snyder's Superman
Director Zack Snyder is currently prepping his highly-anticipated Superman adventure, which will start filming sometime this summer. Although Henry Cavill is in place as the Man of Steel, and Amy Adams will play Lois Lane, details have been scant on who the villain might be, until now.

It seems the Superman's nemesis Metallo could be the main villain in this new adventure, with Lois Lane's father, General Sam Lane, set to play an integral part as well. Here's what an insider said below, which uncovers plot details in Superman.

"General Sam Lane, the father of Lois Lane, is a central figure in director Zack Snyder's Superman reboot. This really is as Zack described in several interviews about the film, a "real world" Superman. I'm told that when Superman arrives on the scene; people don't know what to think. He's an alien from another planet. What are his real intentions? He's not human and that scares a lot of people. Here's a guy who can fly, see through walls, is bullet proof and can lift a tank. The military views him as a potential threat to national security. They find kryptonite, pieces of his home planet, and discover its radioactive elements can be harnessed as a near unlimited source of power, both literally and figuratively. It's a brand new form of energy that is secretly developed by the government. The military, under the direction of General Sam Lane, uses kryptonite to power an experimental cyborg super solider named Metallo. He's ultimately exploited as a weapon against Superman."


If this information is correct, it will be the first time the Metallo character has appeared on film, although the character has appeared in multiple TV variations. Brian Austin Green last played a version of the character on Smallville.

The story for Superman is also said to be an origin story, although it will bear, "little resemblance to Richard Donner's 1978 'Superman: The Movie' and its sequels."

In other Superman news, Lindsay Lohan will reportedly read for a role in this superhero reboot. However, this news seems to contradict the previous report above, since it is said that her character will be connected to Lex Luthor. Here's what a source close to the actress had to say.

"Lindsay plans to return from New York on Wednesday and meet with producers and read with an actor who is up for the role of Lex Luthor."


It seems the producers are interested in Lindsay Lohan to play a villain. There has been plenty of Superman villain news as of late, with actors such as Michael Shannon and Édgar Ramírez also mentioned to play the unknown nemesis of Superman.

At this time, this should all be read as nothing but rumor.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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  1. CBF

    This would have been better than a rehashed Zod.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  2. Ryan Moran

    ohh well i check orther sources and they did not say he will be apart of it

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  3. CUPID

    @lane1 I know she was a cool villain, but Its Lori Petty voice i cant stand, shes to annoying lol

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. Lane

    @cupid You are effin' crazy, lol. Livewire was a friggin' riot in the cartoon! She had all the best cheesy, yet awesome lines. Livewire: "So much for Mister Goodie Two-boots." "Lights out, Super Jerk." Double Dose: "That's right, let's get to the heart of the matter." *drains Supes' chest*

    lmao. She was always back-talkin Supes, givin' him sh*t. Laughed EVERYtime. Lori Petty FTW.

    @ejk1: Can't see Lohan as Livewire. But she could be a dead-ringer for Mercy. That's a character she could easily pull-off. Lori Petty is a tough act to follow for Livewire though, and I just don't think Lohan could give the character the justice she deserves. Plus, it's more likely she would be chosen for Mercy, out of the two.

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  5. Lane

    @nightwing18 Actually, it's not the only source. supermansupersite.com was the first to report it.

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  6. bipolarmassive

    Also, I here Lindsey is auditioning for the role of Ms. Tessmocker. She'll be reading with the actor who auditioning for the role of Lex Luthor.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  7. Ryan Moran

    well this is the only source the at says it so its not true

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  8. Ryan Moran

    really

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  9. TheMime

    The Mime acknowledges @addictionnonfatel point.... and no, The Mime doesn't watch smallville, its interesting but not a fan......but yeah, to think about it you're actually right...going through the whole movie without the suit is kind of crazy.... OK, a little renew to The Mime's story...... renewal will be posted later.....

    3 years agoby @themimeFlag

  10. Emmytt

    perfect villain for this movie!

    3 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  11. bipolarmassive

    @themime Interesting, but if you think they are going to have Clark Kent go through the whole movie without his suit, you're absolutely crazy! Sounds like you been watching way too much Smallville pal! Oh and let me go on recored as saying Smallville is for amateurs and the emo crowd and has no place whatsoever in the big leagues...Cheers!!!

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  12. TheMime

    since this superman is going to take on a whole new beginning, they should hold off on Lex Luther.....at least when the movie is reaching its end they can throw in the character who's soon to be Superman's nemesis..... also, the costume could also not be present at this time...get this, The Man of Steel is still new to his powers right?.....Suddenly, a great thread came into action, and it could not be easily taken down by earths primitive weapons right.....so, feeling that he's the only one that can put an end to the thread's villainous rampage, Clark Kent, not in costume but just his regular clothes, went on to fight the thread.......afterward, when the thread is been neutralized and the people of Metro are safe....and after witnessing their new hero in action, the public or maybe Daily Planet came up with the name Superman and the new hero gets his new suit........ Maybe a modified, modernized version.......... HOW about that uh?....

    3 years agoby @themimeFlag

  13. CUPID

    @addictionnonfatel Good point.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  14. bipolarmassive

    If Lex Luther is indeed in this movie, I hope he's not portrayed as some 3rd rate Loser-Bad Guy like he was portrayed in the previous Superman movies including Superman Returns! He should be portrayed as a Billionaire Tycoon. A Ruthless Maniacal Titan, CEO & Owner of a well known Media Empire & Founder of Lex Corp. His news network would help spread his propaganda. Of course he would go on a smear campaign against Superman and why he posseses a threat to mankind. Lex also possesses the ability to gladly make those who oppose him disappear. Like Lois Lane, who does not trust Lex and has written many Expose's on questioning his creditability and his Empire. Hence here comes Supes to her rescue when she ends up potentially being one of Lex's latest victims!

    Of course Lex will always jump on the oppsition any chance he can get! Lex is an instigator, so anyone who poses's a threat to Superman, Lex Luthor is more than happy to coincide with. Lex Corp is an Industrial Empire that helps create the latest in technology, develops the latest weaponry in advancement and has a contract with the nations Government Military. Lex Corp plays a huge role in creating Metallo for General Sam Lane.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

    At lle3ast he gets a villain he can actually fight

    3 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  16. CUPID

    @pjwolsker Man your fighting a losing battle with those who dont like the fact that there are never gonna leave kryptonite out of superman, so its gonna happen if this story is true or not, like i said before some weeks ago kryptonite is a part of superman just like the red sun and lois there never gonna leave any of them out. but this could be a good thing (if the story is true) for the heaters because the second movie will most definitely gonna be about brainiac and kryptonite would't have to be a part of if because they already use it in the first.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  17. bipolarmassive

    @bawnian-dexeus, To whomever is producing and casting this movie. Didn't mean to make it sound as if I were implying anyone posting comments.

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @addictionnonfatel your talking about WB right?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. bipolarmassive

    Look dipsh*ts! There are many talented actress's out there to choose from! But for whatever reason, you're dead set on Lohan...Why? Why her? Besides, with all her legal trouble, she may not even be available! So by wasting you're time with her, you could be missing out on locking some talented actress up for the role! Whatever happened to the talk of possibly having Alice Eve for the other female role?

    3 years agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    To hell with the green rock. Bring on the genius villains and powerhouse monsters!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. the Narrator

    In Hush, Batman said it best when he mentioned Clarks one real weakness - he's nice. Caring and endearing to the end. Even under the effects of kryptonite, he knows what's right and wrong, and he'll do what he does best. They should exploit that weakness, not the green rock of ages.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  22. Xenon

    I like Zack's films but having Lohan in this is an epic fail to me. kryptonite has been done to death and I just going to accept it no matter what.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  23. skywise

    @dan1 well dont get me wrong i want supes to punch the crap out of stuff but i want that deeper thread as well. I dont mind that kryptonite is in the story i just hate the overuse of the stuff in every medium that superman appears in. Come on WB think outside the box.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  24. Dan

    @skywise I'm glad you stand with @ejk1, @narrator (I think), and myself. Good man.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. skywise

    @dan1 I agree about your "green rock" statement. I was always a non-fan of supes ONE weakness. A hero that is Godlike in power just isnt fun as there isnt much of a threat posed to him...so they come up with Kryptonite and then every freaking villian on Earth has some. I mean this is an alien rock right? And yet EVERYONE has some and most dont even know it....lamelamelame.

    On a side note, Lex Luthor the greatest criminal mastermind on earth? Did it ever feel like he was blowing smoke up his own ass? Or is he the greatest criminal mastermind because he knows where every single piece of "green rock" happend to land on Earth?

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  26. jae1169

    In order to breathe new life to this franchise the character has to be reinvented to a degree. he has to be given a choice to make hero or supervillain and given a so so villain to fight against in the first movie. Second movie have superman defined as a "superhero" give him a villain that is going to push and test him to his limits. and in the end introduce doomsday. Final movie Superman vs Doomsday kill him off but leave it open ended. the one biggest challenge to anyone trying to reboot this series is his one dimensionality. the character has not evolved much since his creation back in 1932 and it must be changed to meet the current times in order to make the franchise both entertaining and profitable.

    3 years agoby @jae1169Flag

  27. Nautical

    Gawd i hope he doesnt pick up Lohan

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  28. ejk1

    @shuabert A combination of the two could occur. Superman proves himself to the somewhat untrusting world by defeating another alien enemy. Here's one: Starro the Conqueror. He's an invader with designs on enslaving Earth. It would go a long for if Superman was able to repel the Star invasion.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  29. Pjwolsker

    @ejk1 well Lex is like the Joker of Batman. he's a huge part. i think he'd have to be like in Superman 2. Zod was the main guy but Lex wasnt as big? i like your idea. im tired of seeing Lex as the main guy. i want someone who they havent done yet.

    @shuabert dude Charlie Sheen can act though, thats the thing. Wall Street, Platoon, Major League, and Red Dawn are all great movies. he just has to get his sh*t together first before he can start acting again. look at Robert Downey jr. he was f*cked up for awhile and now look at him. same with Mel Gibson

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  30. Josh

    @ejk1 You're correct. I just haven't heard any complex conflict angles proposed. The general sentiment seems to be, "I just want to see Superman punch some dudes", which sounds like a bad place to start conceptually, in my opinion.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

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