There has been talk going around the Internet for the past few days about who would be a good choice to play Lex Luthor in the recently announced Superman/Batman movie. The two names I have seen the most are Mark Strong and Bryan Cranston. Well, news travels extra fast these days, and this goes to show. Bryan Cranston has apparently already commented on his thoughts about playing Superman’s bald-headed arch-villain, stating, “Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a lovable, sweet man.”
Frankly, I hope he’s joking. Not about playing Lex, but about his opinion of him. Luthor is far from being “a sweet man.” I, personally, would like to see Benedict Cumberbatch offered the role, but I don’t think Cranston would disappoint, either. I’m definitely a huge Breaking Bad fan, which, of course, is the whole reason he’s being buzzed about in the first place.
What about you? Do you have any picks as to who should play the next rendition of the iconic villain, Lex Luthor?