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Bryan Cranston: Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel' Sequel?

Bryan Cranston: Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel' Sequel?

Bryan Cranston has reportedly landed the role of evil Lex Luthor in the highly anticipated sequel to Man of Steel!

The 57-year-old Breaking Bad baddie would co-star in the movie with Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, according to People (via Comic Book News).

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Upon hearing the casting news of Ben as the new Batman, social media platforms exploded with various responses.

No confirmation yet if Bryan has actually landed the role.

The sequel would hit theaters in 2015.

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  • Hard core Breaking Bad fan

    I would go see the new Batman/Superman movie JUST to see him. Other than that, no thank you.

  • joanie

    Cranston is the ONLY one who has proven that he takes acting seriously

    Why Ben Affleck?? Why Henry Cavill?? Do women really want to do nothing but stare at pretty faces in exchange for poor acting? When I think about someone like Cranston – who cut his teeth on any acting job he could get before he got Breaking Bad – I really despise how we, the public, don’t demand better television and movies. Our lives look nothing like the empty, fluffy comedies and dramas that Hollywood produces. When are we going to really get Breaking Bad quality entertainment??

  • Hard core Breaking Bad fan

    @joanie: I agree completely!

  • Adamaris Perez

    This is Fantastic!! Finally some recognition by the hollywood industry for one of the BEST ACTORS of our time, is sad that we acknowledged him recently and no when he first began his career, never the less, better late than never, im happy to see him finally a trully A-lister Actor.
    Mr Cranston you are the best!!

  • maria

    Well this is JUST AWESOME if its true, hopefully the producers can confirm this right away.
    Bryan Cranston is ridiculously talented, thanks to the BB casting staff who saw the greatness in him and he proved to be the best by his perfectly portrayed Walter White, its a shame that he had his success and recognition after doing so much, he’s prove that hardwork pays off.

  • jennifer

    he is the perfect choice!

  • [ross]

    it’s Lex LuthOr, not Luther

  • lianna


  • sweetness

    well now there’s a reason to see the sequel. Unfortunately lame actors Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will take the credit for fans turning up when it is really Bryan reading a phone book that fans want to see!

  • Calamity

    Y’all need to poop out that pine cone turd in butts. Henry Cavill is a great superman especially for this generation… and Affleck will be fine for Batman and Cranston just adds more epicness to this sequel.

  • Baby

    I’m really proud how far Bryan has gone! he has made great acting choices, loved him on Malcolm in the middle!


    Finally some good news for this movie!!

  • Camden

    I love Bryan Cranston I do, but as Lex Luthor ? No. There were talks of Mark Strong or James Isaacs (who would have been perfect). I feel BC is too recognisable as Walter White at the moment, he’s a talented actor no doubt about it, but I feel this would be a wrong choice in casting at this time.

  • Arrow 12

    Perfect casting. I really think this movie will be great. I only hope Lois Lane is not the only female lead in the movie. This would be a great time to bring Catwoman in as a villain.

  • tamy


  • MOS

    The main unspoken reason critics panned the MOS film, while movie goers mostly loved it (see the ratings discrepancy on RT,, partly addressed by the RT head) is because a good number of the movie critics are non-Christians irritated by the obvious parallels between Superman and Jesus. They felt this movie promoted Jesus in some not so subtle ways, which, of course, it did! Here are some: both are age 33 when they sacrifice themselves, Superman gives himself up to save the world just as Jesus did, young Supes turns the other cheek around instead of punishing his bullies, the scene in the church, the cross-like pose when Supes exits Zod’s spaceship to save a plunging encapsulated Lois, the Ministry Resources website set up by MOS producers for church pastors, etc.