Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bryan Cranston Considers Lex Luthor Role for MAN OF STEEL Sequel

With AMC's Breaking Bad ending shortly, Bryan Cranston is about to have some time on his hands and what better way to help fill it than playing one of the biggest supervillains ever?

There's been some speculation over the past few days that Cranston and actor Mark Strong are being considered for the role of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's sequel to Man of Steel that will also feature Batman.  The Philadelphia Metro, meanwhile, asked Cranston about the role and how he feels about possibly playing Superman's arch-nemesis.

"Give me a call," Cranston said with a grin.  "I like Lex Luthor.  I think he’s misunderstood.  He’s a loveable, sweet man."

The 57-year-old actor seems like a natural choice and recently had his first experience as a DC Comics Universe character by voicing Lieutenant James Gordon in the 2011 animated adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One.  He's also voiced characters in other geek-friendly animated series such as Archer, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, American Dad and Robot Chicken.

However, one potential obstacle to the casting could be Cranston's own wife.  "She wasn’t so keen on the bald head," said Cranston, referring to his Breaking Bad character Walter White.  "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."

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