10. Battle suit/Evil businessman Lex Luthor: Lex Luthor... in a Superman movie...and you're talking about retreading the same old groound?
We have seen wacky or mad scientist Lex Luthor. We've never seen him with the power and influence his businessman personae brings, such as in Superman: The Animted Series. He could ave a hand in creating one of the villains I mentioned, such as Metallo or Parasite. Nor have we ever seen Lex able go toe to toe with the Man of Steel. I think these are all notable changes that would qualify Lex Luthor for another chance at the big screen, while keeping it interesting and at least a tad familier for audience members, at least as far as familier characters go (somene speculated they used Zod so audience members would recognize the villain).