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Rumors have been circulating for about a week now — first originating from Latino Review — that Warner Bros. is considering multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston for the role of Lex Luthor in their upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, possibly titled “Batman Vs. Superman.”
The meeting of “Breaking Bad” and the world of DC Comics is more than enough to get the minds of geeks everywhere racing, but Cranston just took the talk one step further when speaking with Metro. The actor told the outlet that he likes the character and wouldn’t mind producers giving him a call.
“Give me a call,” Cranston reportedly said with a smile. “I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man.”
The idea of an actor of Cranston’s caliber joining the DC Universe certainly would excite fans of the Batman and Superman house as they attempt to catch to Marvel and their movie efforts. Scoring Cranston would almost guarantee a villain worthy of the superhero duo.
The other actor involved in Lex Luthor rumors is someone who has a history with DC Comics characters. Mark Strong appeared in “Green Lantern,” albeit with purple skin as Sinestro. Digital Spy asked the actor if there was any truth to the rumors, and he replied by saying “All I can say is… watch this space.”
Since Warner Bros. announced the return of Batman and Superman for the summer of 2015 at Comic-Con, expect to hear more about casting, potentially including a new Batman, in the coming weeks and months as production ramps up.