Rumor: Bryan Cranston Will Be Lex Luthor In ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

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A recent report from CosmicBookNews.com claims that three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is going to cause trouble for Henry Cavill’s Superman and Ben Affleck’s Batman as the iconic villain Lex Luthor in the currently untitled Man of Steel sequel. Not only has the actor signed on for the sequel, but he has also reportedly signed a multi-picture deal with Warner Bros. to reprise the role in future installments.

Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad, is reportedly going to be Lex Luthor in “what is said to be at least a six appearance deal and may be as high as ten.”

Before you get too excited, please note that the rumor doesn’t come from a reliable source. Even though Rolling Stone wants to claim the rumor as true, I’ll wait for an official announcement from Warner Bros. first before I jump up and down.

It’s not a far stretch though to suggest that Bryan Cranston is in serious contention for the role. Cranston and villain regular Mark Strong has been rumored for the role for nearly a month now. For all we know, Warner Bros. could’ve already made an offer to Cranston but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. It’s been suggested that if Cranston is offered the role, it won’t be announced until shortly after Breaking Bad concludes in late September.

Zack Snyder will be directing the Man of Steel sequel from a script by David S. Goyer. The film will star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane. Check back for more updates as they come our way. Do you want Bryan Cranston to play Lex Luthor? Post your thoughts below.

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