LEX LUTHOR Calls BATMAN 'Painfully Outmoded,' Mentions KORD & QUEEN Companies

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Lex Luthor has done a few promotional "interviews" in the lead up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and in his latest, with Wired, he's decrying not just the Man of Steel, but the Dark Knight as well.

Not surprisingly, Luthor had some harsh words for the interviewer who referred to Superman as "superhuman."

“Well I don’t know where you got that term. I think to be a super human, one should begin by being, you know, from this planet,” Luthor said. “We should all be careful when we elevate anyone, human or alien, to ‘super’ status…I’m saying we need to be selective and elevate the right people. The right human people.”

When reminded that Batman is human, Luthor had some choice words for him as well. 

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“Well, he is. In fact, I’d say he’s all too human. Any objective analyst will tell you that his brand of justice, vigilantism, is painfully outmoded, designed to be effective in an age when the law carried billy clubs because crime carried knives. The most dangerous guy on the street worked in the shadows because he was cowardly and superstitious. That’s all you needed to play upon in order to disrupt their operations. You want to clean up the streets? Dress up like the boogeyman, switch on a fog machine and lower your voice.”

In addition to expressing his views on both Superman and Batman, Luthor also namedropped A.R.G.U.S., the government organization that watches over superhuman activity in comic books.

Furthermore, a chart showing government defense contracts in the DC movie universe also mentions both Kord Industries and Queen Industries - the companies owned by Ted Kord, the one-time Blue Beetle, and Oliver Queen, the Green Arrow.

Lex Luthor will appear, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when it hits theaters March 25, 2016.

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