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Bryan Cranston To Play Lex Luthor In ‘Man Of Steel 2’ [Report]

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In the middle of the hoopla surrounding Ben Affleck and Batman, it would appear that Bryan Cranston has accepted the role of Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2.

The Breaking Bad star’s involvement with the picture should come as no surprise to those who have been following the project since its announcement. The actor was asked about the sequel last week, though he refrained from spilling any beans on the subject.

Of course, no one from Warner Bros. or Bryan Cranston’s camp has confirmed the news about his casting as Lex Luthor just yet. According to Zap2It, there’s a chance the announcement won’t arrive until the Breaking Bad series finale rolls around. In other words, you may have to wait until the end of September for confirmation.

If news of Cranston’s involvement with the Man of Steel sequel turn out to be true, then the actor could play the villain in approximately six films. The folks at Cosmic Book News seem to think this number might be as high as ten. That’s definitely a lot of Luthor in our collective future.

“Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor,” an anonymous source told the site.

Another intense actor who was reportedly in the running for the villainous role was Green Lantern star Mark Strong. However, it’s possible that his turn as Sinestro ultimately worked against him. Insiders believe there’s a chance that Strong might return as the evil alien at some point in the future.

Bryan Cranston’s involvement with Superman vs. Batman has been overshadowed by Ben Affleck’s casting in the film. Although fans have been livid about the actor’s role in the project, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill is apparently thrilled to work with the guy.

“Henry Cavill seen here tells me that he is ‘more than excited’ working with Ben Affleck the new Batman,” BBC presenter Kevin Pamplin recently shared on Twitter.

Do you believe that Bryan Cranston is the right person to tackle the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel? Who would you like to see play the villain?

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16 Responses to “Bryan Cranston To Play Lex Luthor In ‘Man Of Steel 2’ [Report]”

  1. Billy Duarte

    He could be cast as batman and still a better choice then ben affleck.

  2. Talal Alfahad

    Bryan Cranston is agreat actor but he is too old for this role and i think we need a younger actor for lex luther Mark strong will be an exellent chooise and he is younger than him also he will countiou the seaqul

  3. Kevin Bratton

    He can teach superman how to cook meth with his heat vision. I actually thought Matt Damon would be offered the role. All kidding aside I hope this is true. Bryan Cranston is a superb actor, he could give Luthor the menace and intensity that he deserves.

  4. Willie Holmes

    If Luthor isn't enough of a threat, he can unleash his five (six?) sons on the world. Reese alone would strike fear into the hearts of an unsuspecting populace!

  5. Alan J. Ko

    Clayton Levi Berry Maybe if they made a Dark Knight Returns movie, but Cranston looks far too old and does not have the body type to fit the role of Batman.