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Bryan Cranston cast as Lex Luthor?


"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in the "Man of Steel" sequel, according to reports.

The actor has reportedly signed a deal that will tie him to 10 films as Superman's archnemesis, according to Cosmic Book News. A source says, "Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor."

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Executives at Warner Bros. are reportedly looking to make the casting announcement after the series finale of Cranston's hit TV drama, "Breaking Bad."

Cranston was easy to cast: He urged the producers of the next Superman movie to consider him for the role. Earlier this year, he told, "Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he's misunderstood. He's a loveable, sweet man." 

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Cranston insisted he is already well-prepared to play the hairless villain, as he has been shaving his head for several years for his role as cancer-stricken teacher-turned-drug dealer Walter White in "Breaking Bad." Luthor has previously been played on the big screen by Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey.

On Friday, it was announced that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in the "Man of Steel" follow-up. British actor Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman.

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Aug 26, 2013 6:21PM
yay!! Cranston is a very talented actor that we all love. I still may not agree with Affleck but Heisenburg was an excellent choice.
Aug 26, 2013 7:01PM
Definitely a better choice than Affleck as Batman. I just got into watching Breaking Bad a week or 2 ago and watched all 4 and a half seasons in about 5 days. I`m glad that I did, so I can definitely see him as Lex.
Aug 27, 2013 6:10AM
Damn, 10 movies of superman?  Apparently there is no original thoughts left in this country, its all just rehashes of something someone else did years ago... oh well, I liked Kevin Spacey as Lex, but Cranston should blow it out of the water.
Aug 27, 2013 5:30AM
Cranston will do a great job.  But, with an older Luthor + Older Batman... is the next movie about how much a noob Superman is?
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