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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

The quote you mention is the only motivator we're given but it should be enough to go on. Lex's full quote reads: See, what we call God depends upon our tribe, Clark Joe, 'cause God is tribal; God ...
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Is the painting at Lex Luthor's office real?

Created by the film's art director from historical sources (according to a Reddit user who contacted him) I've actually been searching for several days now for the name and/or origins of this ...
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Do we know the story behind this suit in the Batcave?

This is Robin's costume The suit has an "R" on it, for Robin. This is probably a sign that the Joker previously killed Robin. The raised area (circled) is a script "R." For the ...
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What is the origin of the name Lexcorp?

Although Jesse Eisenberg's character is officially credited as "Lex Luthor" at the end of the film, it was revealed prior to its release that his character is officially Alexander Luthor ...
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How did Luthor's wheelchair bomb get past security?

The wheelchair was lead-lined. The wheelchair was lead-lined to hide the bomb. I'm not sure that this was clarified in the theatrical cut but I'm pretty sure it was explicit in the DVD/Blu-Ray ...
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Why does Batfleck have a widow's peak?

It was at the insistence of the actor. He wanted to look more like the iconic images of Bruce Wayne that he'd seen in earlier comic serials. The wig also served to age him up. Ben Affleck had been ...
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Are Batman and Superman brothers?

Actually same site you linked says that those were fake bios: [...] other April Fool’s Day prank? In addition to the fake projects, we posted a link to “newly updated” profile pages for ...
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In Batman v Superman, how did Batman know where Martha was?

You may remember an earlier scene in a bar after a bare-knuckle fight, where Bruce, during his investigation of “the White Portuguese”, clones the mobile phone of the head goon who later kidnaps ...
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How could a photo prove that Diana wasn't a normal human?

Well, one assumes perhaps some of the following: Bruce already had suspicions Bruce has other sources of information There was other information on Luthor's drive In particular, it was shown that ...
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What was Superman wrong about when he confronted Bruce the second time, in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Superman's apology is a callback to their last meeting, where Superman rips open the Batmobile and levels an ultimatum at Batman, "Next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The ...
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Is this character really dead in Batman v. Superman?

While, within the film, they never actually show him dead, cutting to the shooter and the sound of the gunshot, according to Zack Synder, he is indeed dead. But why kill off such an iconic DC ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

Whether Lex knew about Superman's identity during the party is up for debate... But kidnapping Martha clearly indicates that he knows that Clark Kent is Superman. In Man Of Steel, Zod kidnaps Lois ...
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Who is Lex Luthor referring to at the end of Batman vs Superman?

It's a setup for a sequel, so there is not enough information in the movie itself to say for sure, but it's a pretty good bet it'll be Darkseid, since one of Batman's dreams featured Darkseid's Omega ...
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Why did Luthor care about this person?

Lex already knows that Clark is Superman and the main point of his plan is to have Superman and Batman fight to the death. He was excited that his two combatants were meeting face-to-face. It is made ...
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How do we know these are parademons?

The hint that these creatures are parademons lies not just in the Knightmare Batman clip where they appear but in all of the other information given throughout the movie. Scott Free attempting to ...
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Do we know the story behind this suit in the Batcave?

Affleck confirmed that it was indeed Robin's costume, but that beyond that the backstory isn't terribly well fleshed out. It was simply to show that his past troubles him. He had a Robin at one ...
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Is Superman an American citizen?

Don't know about "movieverse" but original continuity has Supes granted citizenship by an act of Congress, later extended by the UN to all member nations. Clark Kent, as a distinct legal entity, has ...
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How old is Wonder Woman in Batman Vs Superman?

According to the March 2016 issue of Empire Magazine Wonder Woman is over 5000 years old. According to actress Gal Gadot (who portrays Wonder Woman) this un-agingness forms a key part of her back ...
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Why does Lex want to discredit Superman?

The Luthor we're seeing in the movie is closest to the version we've seen in the comics (and animated Superman series) since the John Byrne post-Crisis revamp. Examining his motivations might help ...
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How does Batman know that this character is Kryptonian?

It seems to be a combination of things that lead to this realization: First, he knew the Kryptonian ship drained power from the city (as told to him by Lois Lane right after his fight with Superman). ...
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What purpose did Lex Luthor's blood have?

The movie did not explain that very well, but we can infer what was intended based on the ship's computer's dialogue. Basically, Doomsday was an "abomination" that was a hybrid of Kryptonian and non-...
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Who is the girl sleeping besides Bruce Wayne when he wakes up from his nightmare?

Though the movies often neglect this Bruce Wayne maintains an image of a millionaire playboy to avoid suspicion. It's a common thing for Bruce to have girls around to keep the gossip going. Not sure ...
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Was the messenger in Bruce Wayne's weird dream supposed to be The Flash?

Yes, that IS actor Ezra Miller wearing what appears to be a Flash costume enhanced with some sort of mechanical armor or apparatus. The meaning behind both his appearance and message will probably be ...
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What was the point of the unique ammunition used by the PMC in the desert?

I don't think this plot element is explained very well, but I think we can "guess" what the point was, based on where it came from and who provided it. (Note: It's almost impossible to discuss this ...
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Why bother setting up lights that look green?

The light was there so that Batman would look in the box, providing a small distraction and allowing the guy with the gun to get the drop on him.
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Why didn't Amanda Waller consider Lex Luthor for her Task Force X project?

I couldn't find a word of god on the matter, so there is no definitive answer to the question. However, here is what we can infer from Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Lex Luthor is not a good fit ...
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Why did Superman's body not decompose?

It appears that, in the DCEU, Kryptonians don't decompose all that fast. A key plot point of Batman vs Superman was that Zod's corpse still seems to be in good condition Even if we presume that they ...
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How does Lex Luthor know Superman's identity?

How and/or when does Lex Luthor find out Superman’s identity? From my point of view, it is not really obvious in the movie. When: After the Black Zero Event (the attack in Metropolis) and before ...
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Why does Senator Finch suspect Superman's involvement in the "desert incident"?

Superman isn't being accused of killing those people personally per se. In the act of saving Lois, he set off a chain of events. The person testifying was seemed to infer that the violence was set ...
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