So, yeah, looks like rumors have circulated courtesy of Latino-Review, a usually reliable source on movie news, specifically comic books, that Bryan Cranston, known for playing meth dealer, Walter White on AMC’s hit show, Breaking Bad, may be the man to play Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel 2.
Personally, I would love the idea, as Cranston has shown that not only is he a brilliant actor who fully immerses himself into a role, but also, perhaps more importantly, he’s shown himself to be incredibly versatile. Consider, here he is in Malcolm in the Middle:
Now, here is the same guy playing Walter White in Breaking Bad:
If anyone has any reservations about him playing Lex Luthor because people will think, “Well, that’s just Walter White facing Superman,” they need to give Cranston more credit for the amazing actor he is. (People also said of Ledger that Batman would just be facing off against a gay cowboy and look how that turned out.)
Make it happen, Snyder and Cranston, as if there is anyone that could stand his own against the iconic characters of Superman and Batman while playing an iconic character himself; it’s Bryan Cranston.