Bryan Cranston Would Consider Playing Lex Luthor in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN
Those rumors that put Bryan Cranston in the running for Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, which we’re calling Batman Vs. Superman? Well, the actor heard them. And in speaking with Metro.us (or at least that’s what I assume given the lack of context here), Cranston says he wouldn’t necessarily turn down the part.
“Give me a call,” he says with a grin…”I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man,” Cranston says…
Well, my informal polling of blog comments, tweets and Facebook comments doesn’t have fans backing Cranston. They much prefer the obvious choice Mark Strong. And apparently Cranston’s wife would prefer someone else, too:
“She wasn’t so keen on the bald head,” Cranston admits. “The bald head ages a man. It’s just that she didn’t know me that way, and the last six years it’s all of a sudden like sleeping with a stranger — who was less exciting than her own husband. So I don’t blame her for being upset.”
Of course, there’s nothing stopping Zack Snyder from having a fully-coiffed Lex Luthor. That does expand the field quite a bit. Given that Superman already let millions of people die in Man of Steel with no explanation in the Snyder-verse, straying away from the classic Lex Luthor look for the less-common Luthor with hair isn’t out of the cards.