Kevin Spacey Up for More Superman Movies

Calls Singer "an absolute genius."

by | April 2, 2008 | Comments

If and when Warner Bros. gets around to making a sequel to Superman Returns, Kevin Spacey will be happy to return as Lex Luthor.

Out promoting 21, the fictionalized account of the MIT Blackjack Team’s early ’90s Vegas exploits he’s currently starring in, Spacey was asked by Monsters and Critics about his interest in another go-round as the shiny-pated villain, and replied:

I believe they’re in talks at the moment. I’ve actually already signed up to do it, so if they decide to go ahead with it and they still want me, then I will definitely be in it.

A Superman Returns sequel has been the subject of intense speculation for months, and now that a federal judge has ruled that Time Warner must share the Superman copyright with the heirs of the character’s co-creator, Jerry Siegel, that speculation seems likely to continue indefinitely. Spacey didn’t get into any of that — but he did show Returns director Bryan Singer some love, saying:

One of the reasons I signed up to do it was because I wanted to work with Bryan Singer again, who I worked with on ‘The Usual Suspects‘ in 1995, because I think he is an absolute genius.

Source: Monsters and Critics