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Spacey 'to reprise Superman role'
Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns
Artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre Spacey continues to act
Actor Kevin Spacey will reprise his role as villain Lex Luthor in action sequel Superman: Man of Steel, according to an industry report.

He agreed to revisit the role he took in last year's Superman Returns after meeting director Bryan Singer, said Hollywood publication Variety.

Spacey, artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre, denied that he would soon quit film acting.

"I love movies and will continue to make movies when I can," he said.

But the American Beauty star admitted: "My priorities have changed. Theatre is the number one thing in my life."

Superman Returns was the first movie about the comic book hero for 19 years, and became a global box office hit.

Superman: Man of Steel is due to be released in 2009.

Spacey is also due to appear in Telstar, a biopic of record producer Joe Meek.

He told Variety that he would play financier Major Banks in the forthcoming movie, based upon a successful West End play.

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