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[RUMOR]: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston Cast as Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

Even though most of us are still bewildered about WB‘s decision to cast Ben Batfleck Affleck as Batman, we shouldn’t forget that the “who’s going to play Lex Luthor?” question is still out there and still waiting to be answered.

Or is it?

In the last couple of weeks, on top of all the Batfleck Batman speculation, a lot of people tossed around names for the character of Lex Luthor including actors like Mark Strong (Green Lantern and Kick Ass), Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad), and even Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville and the voice of Flash in several DC animations including Barry Allen/The Flash in Justice League: Doom ).


Strong, Cranston, and Rosenbaum (respectively)

However, Cosmic Book News has recently reported that Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor. Apparently, this news also comes with a six “picture/appearance” deal in tow—which could quite possibly be as high as ten.

I suppose he’d be doing this a la Nick Fury-style? Appearing in most of WB/DC’s lead up movies until Justice League?


Who knows?

Personally, I like all three choices. However, I’d prefer Strong to reprise his role as Sinestro. Even though WB’s Green Lantern movie (2011) was pretty f*cking awful, Strong was an awesome Sinestro.

Can you believe this is Mark Strong? What a BAMF.

Can you believe this is Mark Strong? What a BAMF.

Anyways, I’m not entirely sure how reliable Cosmic Book News. But, since I really dig the idea of Cranston assuming the role of Lex Luthor, I’m going to call this a strong rumor at best. And if that’s the case, Cosmic Book News is also urging us to look out for an official announcement at the conclusion of Breaking Bad.

In addition to such casting news, I know most of us were kidding when we mentioned that Matt Damon might as well join all the fun now that Batfleck Affleck is involved. However, apparently, WB is now looking at him too, most likely for the role of Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.

I know. I’m not sure what to think either.

Not too sure how true that one is, but again, we’ll see.

In closing, I’m still not very happy with Batfleck Affleck as Batman, but if Cranston joins the project, I might be putting my bottle of haterade aside.



Source: Cosmic Book News

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2 thoughts on “[RUMOR]: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston Cast as Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

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