Is Terry O’Quinn Wanted for Lex Luthor in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?

The ‘Lost’ star is reportedly on Warner Bros.’ short list for the villainous role. Bryan Cranston was once rumored to play Superman’s nemesis.

Lost star Terry O'Quinn is on the short list for Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman
Lost star Terry O'Quinn is on the short list for Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman
There has been a lot of talk lately about the involvement of Wonder Woman and Nightwing in Batman Vs. Superman. Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot and Elodie Yung are reportedly in contention for Wonder Woman, with Adam Driver, Penn Badgley and Ezra Miller up for the Nightwing role, although neither character has been officially confirmed to be in the sequel.

Another character still yet to be cast is the villainous Lex Luthor, whose involvement was confirmed by director Zack Snyder during last weekend's online fan event. A new report has surfaced, indicating that Lost star Terry O'Quinn is on the short list of contenders to play Superman's bald nemesis.

It isn't known who else is on the studio's list. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was once rumored to be a front runner for the villain, although the actor shot down those rumors in September. Mark Strong was also rumored to be a contender this June, although an unconfirmed report from August revealed that he may be reprising his Green Lantern role as Sinestro.

The sequel opened its production offices in Pontiac, Michigan a few weeks ago, with shooting scheduled to begin in early 2014. Zack Snyder is directing from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, with Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) and Ben Affleck (Batman) attached to star.

Terry O'Quinn has most recently starred on the small screen in 666 Park Avenue, Falling Skies, Hawaii Five-0 and the upcoming Gang Related. His previous film credits include Heaven's Gate, The Stepfather, The Rocketeer and Primal Fear, although he hasn't appeared on the big screen in 10 years, since an uncredited turn in Old School.

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.

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Eh, I don't think he looks a whole lot like him really.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic IDK he looks like a Ben Kingsely to me

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  3. ya

    No, no, no, NO. Terry is a good actor (he was great in Lost) but he wouldn't pull off Lex Luthor. This isn't the role for him imo. I believe Bryan Cranston is the best choice.

    1 year agoby @yaFlag

  4. gumperman

    I think he would be good! Love him in LOST and would love him as Lex Luthor!

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  5. Sean

    @emf3rd@bawnian-dexeus I agree. I hope he gets the part.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He'd be great.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. CoreyB

    Terry would kill as lex he was superb in LOST! i hope this is true

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  8. masterofthemoon

    Let's not forget Terry was in Young Guns as well. Terry is a great actor he could pull it off, he was very evil in the Stepfather movies.

    1 year agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  9. OhhmeohhMy

    I think he make a nice choice. Don't know if the best one. But a good one. So we will see.

    1 year agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  10. Zach Chappelear

    Howie Mandel has worn a bald head before... Why hasn't his name come up for Luthor?

    1 year agoby @Zach-ChappelearFlag

  11. Josh

    @renodc Haha...doesn't it? Lex Luthor could really be anyone, not necessarily someone who is known for being a bald actor. That's why I thought outside the box ans said Tom Hanks when he said he wanted a role in the DC Universe.

    Still, Terry O'Quinn is always welcome.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. Ledouchee

    @renodc Cue the Patrick Stewart rumors

    1 year agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  13. emf3rd

    :O Hell yes! I love Lost and he would make an awesome Lex Luthor! Go Terry!

    1 year agoby @emf3rdFlag

  14. renodc

    Looks like media sources are just throwing out names of relatively popular actors who are bald or have been bald at some point.

    1 year agoby @renodcFlag

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