Lex Luthor, or rather the Warner Bros. marketing team of next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is providing the wonderful citizens attending this weekend’s New York Comic-Con with free, complimentary WiFi. When you’re at a convention with things that need Snapchatting and Instagramming, free WiFi is godsend.
But it’s got to be all part of Lex Luthor’s diabolical plan, because the complimentary service is broken.
I can speak first-hand: I’m currently at New York Comic-Con and I’m finding myself staring at a blank white screen. It took me 45 minutes to write this story. It’s making my job writing about Comic-Con a slow, spiraling descent into madness and fury. To hell with Lex Luthor.
Misery loves company, because much of the convention is frustrated too.
When you do manage to log in to LexCorp’s WiFi, you’re greeted with this ominous corporate video advertising “Lex/OS.” Don’t forget Lex Luthor (Jr.) is a tech bro.
There are also hidden USB hard drives scattered throughout the convention which are supposed to contain something special. Could it be a trailer, or a virus to broadcast your location for LexCorp to spy on you?
Is this all part of Lex Luthor’s dastardly plan? Maybe. During an interview I was conducting with Marvel dudes who were showing off the internet-enabled table game Contest of Champions, they couldn’t play the game and do their job. And I couldn’t do my job.
Well played, Warner Bros., well played. Intentionally or not, you’ve made thousands of nerds in the middle of New York City eager to see Batman and Superman whip Luthor’s ass next year.