Kevin Spacey Returns As Lex Luthor

Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in “Superman: Man of Steel” and appear in “Telstar,” Nick Moran’s film version of the darkly comic West End play about flamboyant ’60s record mogul Joe Meek reports Variety.

Spacey hopes to shoot his Luthor role in a six-week block, as he did on “Superman Returns,” after he completes his run in David Mamet’s “Speed the Plow” in April.

“Superman Returns” scripter Michael Dougherty is now writing the screenplay and Singer plans to begin production next year for a 2009 release.

“Telstar” started filming Monday in London. Con O’Neill reprises his stage role as Meek, the gay and tone deaf songwriter-producer. Spacey plays his financier, Major Banks.