An interesting bit of news for the Man of Steel sequel this afternoon. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is supposedly looking at Joaquin Phoenix for an unnamed villain role. Though no role was mentioned, Variety believes it is for the role of Lex Luthor. Even if WB offers Phoenix the role, there is a chance he’ll pass on it since he has taken roles with more prestige in the last few years.
With the recent report of Jason Momoa being considered for a villain role (possibly Doomsday) in the Batman Vs. Superman sequel film, I think this is even more unlikely Phoenix will want a role in a big budget blockbuster such as this one. Not that I have anything against him, I don’t know if he would make a good Lex Luthor. I also fear he would just “phone it in” too. What do you think? (Source: Variety)