Rumor: Bryan Cranston cast as Lex Luthor


Update: No, no he is not… yet.

A few days after the Internet blew up with unwarranted hate towards the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, now we have news that we’re guessing is going to go down a whole lot smoother with everyone. Bryan Cranston has reportedly been cast as Lex Luthor, which is, well, perfect. Cranston already does bald bad guy to perfection in Breaking Bad, and his Luthor should be a perfect compliment to the more serious tone of the Superman films. 

That being said the article over at Cosmic Book News is crammed full of fanboy mulling like notes that Matt Damon might join the JLA film cast as Aquaman or Martian Man Hunter so we’re slapping this with a massive rumor warning. If it does turn out to be true they also say Cranston has signed on to show up as Luthor in six movies, which hints that DC will be tying their films together much like Marvel does.

A bit happier with this possible casting choice, Internet?

[Cosmic Book News, via Rolling Stone]

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