This rumor hasn’t hit critical mass quite yet, but it’s definitely getting there, as dozens of major outlets are treating it as a done deal that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will play Lex Luthor. It appears all these reports are sourced back to an original story from Cosmic Book News; so far, there doesn’t appear to be any further corroboration of the rumor, though that could change shortly.
Anyway, the additional details of the story indicate that Cranston could sign on to play Luthor in anywhere between six and a whopping ten films, and that’s actually only the third craziest detail of the report – the gold and silver medals go to the suggestions that Ben Affleck is signing on to play Batman in as many as 13 movies and that Matt Damon is now in contention to play either Aquaman or the Martian Manhunter.
He'd be an awesome Luthor.... but ya, don't believe the internets
I'm going to keep it simple...fuck Ben Affleck as Batman. I think DC made a horrible decision. I hope I am 100% wrong but I just don't see it working. And the trickle of shit effect is already beginning...Matt Damon possibly as Aquaman?? Ugghh that better not happen.
Tho the casting of BC as Lex Luther is fuckin brilliant! Excited about that.
Ya I agree.
While the casting of Matt Damon is far from confirmed (so we'll save that for another day) I think the Affleck hiring is really going to work out.
They were looking for an older batman..which I actually hinstantly thought of George Clooney(multiple reasons, some just for shits and gigs), but I doubt guy would go anywhere near another superhero movie, nevermind reprising Batman..
Affleck, I think anybody who is for this choice has seen Hollywoodland..if you haven't seen that, I suggest you watch it and it goes with what Snyder described about what he can bring to the character..
That article posted about Cranston and Ben Affleck playing in like 30 combined films is so outrageous, it's probably true..
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Yeah the Cranston as Luthor thing is not true (see here) but maybe after seeing how happy people were about it they will end up casting him any ways.
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Ah so Jesse Eisenberg (he played the Facebook guy) has been cast as Lex Luthor. Very curious choice as he seems way to young to play the guy who is supposed to give Superman a run for his money.
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Edit: and also is it weird that I find your avi strangely entrancing???
I still see them looking to maintain the slightly serious tone that Man of Steel had though, even with Eisenberg.
What's interesting about Gal as Wonder Woman is that she'll naturally play a much larger role than Scarlett Johannson in Avengers did, and a big female lead is still something these super hero movies have yet to deliver.
A lot to carry for someone who's only done Fast and Furious.
DC Comic characters are so iconic.. floors me that they casted Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and now Jesse Eisenberg of all people as Lex Luthor.
What next? Are they going to use Justin Bieber as the Flash?
I really hope it works out. Love Superman and the last movie was great. I really don't want them to derail something that is going so well.
LOL He doesn't look half bad with the chrome dome!
Jesse Eisenberg is an Oscar nominated Actor. I think he'll be able to add something to Luthor that no one ever has.
Same with Affleck. I'm going on record as saying he's going to nail the role.
Gal I don't know about.. but I sure as hell am rooting for her.
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