Kevin Spacey reportedly filming sequel next year.

Buried deep within a new interview with actor Kevin Spacey is a tidbit about the sequel to Superman Returns, which co-starred the Oscar winner as the villainous Lex Luthor.

According to a recent interview, the producers of the Superman sequel “will be paying (Spacey) big bucks to reprise his role as Lex Luthor next year.”

Following the sucess of the grim and gritty The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov recently told the Wall Street Journal that the studio’s upcoming DC Comics movie slate is “going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it,” and the next Superman movie will be no exception.

The film is  expected to reintroduce the Man of Steel to audiences by 2011.