As most already know, Lex Luthor is pretty important to the Superman mythos. He is to the Man of Steel, as the Joker is to Batman for the most part. So casting the character is pretty important. At least I think so. Well Cosmic Book News is reporting that Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in the Batman/Superman movie. Only problem is, Cosmic Book News doesn’t exactly have a solid track record here, or so I read.
Now, not that confirms anything, the Mirror (a gossip site) is reporting that Cranston has been cast for at least six films (think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in the Marvel movies). But everything they are reporting seems to be the same thing as Cosmic Book News without citing a source.
If Cranston is cast as Lex Luthor, he will join Gene Hackman, Michael Rosenbaum and Kevin Spacey in the line of actors to bring Superman’s nemesis to life on the big screen and television. I have to say I think Crantson would be a great fit for the character. Certainly after watching him for five season on Breaking Bad and watching him evolve into what kind of character he is now. Cranston himself has even shown interest in playing the character. Well I guess we can just enjoy these rumors, until Warner Bros. makes some official announcement.