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Robert Downey Jr Almost Played Lex Luthor in McG's "Superman" Reboot

Posted: February 20th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Robert Downey Jr Almost Played Lex Luthor in McGSubmit Comment
During the "This Means War" press junket, The Playlist sat down with director McG (Terminator Salvation) to discuss the "Terminator" and "Superman" franchises.

McG said that despite plans of "Terminator 5," he has yet to be contacted about it. He went on to say that he regrets not going with the original ending for "Salvation," which would have showed John Connor dying and Marcus (Sam Worthington) putting on his skin to continue the rebellion.

Regarding his "Superman" reboot, called "Flyby," McG explained that everything was going smooth and the first film would have set up a trilogy. JJ Abrams wrote a great script that took the franchise into a different direction and made changes to Superman's origins. In the end, the project died, mostly because of McG's fear of flying.

He added that they were in the process of casting and Henry Cavill was a strong contender to play the lead. "We had Robert Downey Jr locked up to be Lex Luthor, which I think would have been extraordinary," the helmer revealed.

Source: The Playlist


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Rambo writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 3:59:15 PM

I almost read this article
BoyScouts!BoyScouts! writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:03:08 PM

Cool, I was almost born a girl.
bandolero999 writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:16:01 PM

Mcg still gets interviewed?after this means sh*t.

Who cares Spacey played luthor yawwwwn
minkowski writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:24:00 PM

"Cool, I was almost born a girl."

Must...refrain...from....commenting...*argh!*
minkowski writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:25:32 PM

"He went on to say that he regrets not going with the original ending for "Salvation," which would have showed John Connor dying and Marcus (Sam Worthington) putting on his skin to continue the rebellion."

That's so stupid an idea, it's almost brilliant!
bandolero999 writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:27:10 PM

Too late Mcg the movie bombed and now the next one promises to be rated R.
Big_Daddy writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:29:08 PM

f*ck you Mc GEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
boogiel writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 4:56:30 PM

Whoa, I almost got interested.
Taco writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 5:03:07 PM

Kill John connor and replace him with a cyborg? Go away McLoser!
Powdered Toast Man writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 6:06:07 PM

screw JJ Abrahms and his time traveling nonsense.
minkowski writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 6:11:57 PM

Superman and lots of blue lens flares. Not a really great combination.
Džeko writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 6:17:10 PM

Oh McG how I hate thee!
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 9:18:24 PM

McGay can suck a big fat one.
Man in Black writes:
on February 20th, 2012 at 11:23:30 PM

Lex has been done to death , give us a Superman that is going to open a can of Kryptonian whoop ass on Doomsday , Brainiac , Lobo , Darkseid , just no more p*ssy footing around and mind games with Lex , the material is there just hire decent writers and I wouldn't mind seeing JJ Abrams behind the camera on this in the future. Just don't let Kevin Smith any where on the set .
telur writes:
on February 21st, 2012 at 1:51:00 AM

why must always lex luthor?

there are tons of superman enemy!!!
Frank_Castle writes:
on February 21st, 2012 at 2:31:16 AM

wtf McG's original plan for Terminator was Marcus becoming John Connor? What the hell? This sh*t is funny

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