Bryan Cranston Responds to Lex Luthor 'Man of Steel 2' Rumors

The 'Breaking Bad' star thinks the iconic villain is misunderstood, asking producers of this sequel to give him a call.
Bryan Cranston expresses interest in playing Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2
Bryan Cranston expresses interest in playing Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2
Last week, Mark Strong hinted that he may have the Lex Luthor role in Man of Steel 2. Though, at the same time, another rumor surfaced that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was in contention for the villain character.

When asked about the possibility of playing the bald villain in this highly-anticipated sequel, Bryan Cranston revealed he is definitely interested in the part.

"Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he's misunderstood. He's a loveable, sweet man."


Of course, Bryan Cranston's Walter White sports the bald look for much of Breaking Bad's five-season run, which also proved the former Malcolm in the Middle star had the chops to pull off incredibly menacing and villainous scenes as the former high school teacher-turned meth cook. It may be some time before we know who exactly is playing Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2, so stay tuned.

Zack Snyder is directing the sequel from a script by David S. Goyer, which was revealed at Comic-Con 2013 to feature both Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman, who has yet to be cast.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016 and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



Sources: Metro

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Comments (20)

  1. Vanboy

    I think Bryan Cranston would be perfect. But I would like to see him play it like Gene Hackman played it. Kind of cynical with a touch of humor but still threatening. And bring in Otis!

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Hideki Ryuga

    Mark Strong

    1 year agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Interesting choice! Kevin Spacey blew it!! ...BTW Gene Hackman ....NAILED IT!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Josh

    Cranston would be a seriously cool take on Lex Luthor.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Best Girllllllll

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  6. Brizzy

    Bryan Cranston as James Gordon and Mark Strong as Lex Luthor.
    Done.

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  7. CoreyB

    Watch itll end up being neither Strong or Cranston.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. TheStonedReviewer

    Come on Cranston! I hope this rumours sparked BECAUSE he can play evil, not that we've seen him bald.

    1 year agoby @stonedFlag

  9. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Superman does meth.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  10. Kris Klotz

    Michael C. Hall as Lex.

    1 year agoby @Kris-Klotz-62255219Flag

  11. ObiWanShinobi

    I say no to both of them. We already saw Mark Strong play a Lex Luthor in Kick Ass, it would be to reminiscent of that character imo. They can find another actor.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  12. MillerFarrow

    "Say my name."
    "Lex Luthor."
    "You're goddamn right."
    But in all seriousness, I'd be fine with either one. Strong's more of an obvious choice, not to say he wouldn't do a good job. Cranston's take would just be more different and interesting.

    1 year agoby @MillerFarrowFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    So is Walter White

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  14. CUPID

    Great actor, but hell no!

    1 year agoby @cupidFlag

  15. Sean

    I hope Mark Strong gets the role for Lex Luthor. He seems more right for the role to me, then Bryan Cranston does.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  16. Alex18Ace

    I would flip my sh*t if they chose Mark Strong. I love the actor but I believe Lex Luthor would get the Heath Ledger Joker treatment if portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

    1 year agoby @Alex18AceFlag

  17. TheDude1

    Not sure how many people watch Breaking Bad on here but in the final episode of the 1st season his partner in crime says he looks like Lex Luthor with the shaved head. This is truly funny now that he may be considered for the role of Lex Luthor.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. The Real Goku

    I think it would be cool but the face doesn't match the character. It could work and I think he Bryan deserves it. But I definitely can picture Mark strong as a good lex

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  19. David garcia

    Rumor this, rumor that, just say that Brian Cranston is Lex Luthor, Mark Strong is sinistro, and Christian Bale as batman. So all can end up in Justice League, and while we're at it, put Ryan Reynolds as green lantern into the mix, and give him a cameo while you guy are at. BRING ON MORE F&#8226&#8226KING RUMORS.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag