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OK, so just in case the headline wasn’t enough prep, here’s the deal—the following will contain SPOILERS concerning the upcoming Superman film by Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel.  Everyone clear on that?  Spoilers!

So, we’ve known for some time that General Zod (you know, as in “KNEEL BEFORE ZOD” from Superman II) will be the Big Bad in Man of Steel.  Further, screenwriter David Goyer has hinted that another Superman villain will appear in the film, to possibly set up a story arc for a Man of Steel sequel.

And who could that possible villain be?  None other than Superman arch-villain Lex Luthor, of whom Goyer has said: “I don’t think anyone has ever confirmed that we haven’t included him.”

Apparently, actor Mackenzie Gray (who has previously portrayed a clone of Lex Luthor in the TV show Smallville) will be playing “an ambitious, ego-drive and cold version of Luther” according to AICN, and who “has a significant role in the story’s endgame” according to /Film.

Gray has been 100% as being in the film, though his role is still officially unknown.  But it doesn’t come as a surprise that Luthor would be in the film in some fashion—Batman Begins hinted at the Joker in its final scene, and The Amazing Spider-Man wove a number of Norman Osbourn references into its storyline.

Man of Steel is set for a June 14th release.

What do you think of the Man of Steel news?