Dark Horizons has a couple of interesting scoops; they had previously posted that Johnny Depp was under serious consideration to play Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the 2006 Superman film, stating he was chosen “because he’s the studio’s favourite, and McG wants to work with him. He’s tied because he’s not exactly sure if he wants to accept, and he also has Charlie and the Chocolate Factory filming soon under the direction of Tim Burton. If he can’t do it or doesn’t want to, then expect the role to go to an up and rising comedian or someone in that theory.” However, a follow-up was posted today that Depp “is not up for Lex Luthor, but rather for Jor-El. He was up for Luthor but requested to try out for The Man of Steel’s father instead, and as I said earlier, schedules are being sorted.” Either way, it’d be interesting to see Depp’s take on a DC (or Marvel!) character, if he ever decides to do one.