While we all speculate on who will play the next Batman/Bruce Wayne, there’s one other character that is said to appear in Zack Snyder’s follow up to MAN OF STEEL, the untitled SUPERMAN/BATMAN film, and that’s Lex Luthor. Portrayed by Gene Hackman in the early Donner films and then by Kevin Spacey in Bryan Singer’s SUPERMAN RETURNS, the door is now open to bring in some fresh, bald blood and two names are popping up on the radar of late. The first is none other than Walter White himself, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. His name has been circulating thanks to El Mayimbe at Latino Review and, honestly, I think Cranston is the man for the job without question.
However, there’s one other famously bald actor who has played the villain many times over and that’s Mark Strong. Digital Spy caught up with Strong and posed the question about him possibly portraying Superman’s arch nemesis, to which he cryptically replied, “All I can say is… watch this space.”
I don’t know much about either of these two actors, but Bryan Cranston does seem like the man for the job from what I know of him. I’m sure Michael Minkoff (and probably Eric Rauch) will have an opinion on this subject, being big fans of Breaking Bad.