By: Zachary Young
A while back, Fortune.com ran an article on Lex Luthor Jr., detailing his life and his rise to power as the new CEO of LexCorp. Today, Wired.com ran a piece of their own, where they had a one-on-one with the young and successful businessman. Loaded with Easter eggs referencing the larger DC Extended Universe, we get our first mention of Oliver Queen, or at least Queen Industries, Stagg (the company often linked to the creation of Metamorpho), and Lex even makes mention of A.R.G.U.S. A not so secret organization anymore apparently. Lex even hints at some of his political aspirations. Could we see a universe where Lex is one day the president?
RON TROUPE: Would you say you’re a man who’s always gotten what he wants?
LEX LUTHOR: Nice pivot. Here’s mine: What I want is to leave the planet in better shape for the next generation. To make the world and its children safer. I want it. And I bet you do too, Ron.
RON TROUPE: You sound like someone running for political office.
LEX LUTHOR: If that matches their rhetoric, then maybe I should pay more attention to the candidates; I might want to back a few of them. The world is changing faster than we anticipated; we’ve all seen it. More than ever, we need leaders who not only comprehend the new threats facing us, but who will seriously and thoughtfully address them.
LEX LUTHOR: Look at it from the other side: today, there are more criminals than ever. If you’re a criminal, that means more competition. So if you’re going to survive in that economy, you have to be better; you have to edge out your rivals. Shouldn’t the same be true for those on the side of the law? If justice is going to survive in the new global paradigm, we have to get better, invest in new disruptive technologies, think outside Pandora’s Box. Who has the resources to do it? The government? No; the only thing holding that old purse together is a thick layer of impenetrable red tape. Vigilantes like the Batman? Not unless they have access to vast amounts of untold riches.
RON TROUPE: Like you.
LEX LUTHOR: I’m not a vigilante.
The article is a great read and helps really give us some insight as to who this Lex Luthor his, what drives him, and his plans to make the world a “safer place.” Check out the full piece at Wired.com.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.