News arrived on August 9 that Mark Strong was a favorite to play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. Now, we’re hearing that Bryan Cranston is being considered. He has the time, since his Breaking Bad has completed shooting its final season. Cranston also has a solid relationship with the Superman studio, Warner Bros., with him starring in the upcoming Godzilla.
There is so much interest in this role, and with all the Easter eggs of the Luthor nature in Man of Steel, it is almost a certainty that the classic Superman villain will appear in the film that will be most known for having Batman in the Man of Steel sequel.
We’re conducting a new Movie Fanatic poll to ask our esteemed readership who they would like to see sporting that bald head of utter badness in the Man of Steel sequel.
We think Mackenzie Gray, who played an aged Luthor clone in the final season of Smallville, should be considered too. There’s also the idea that Kevin Spacey was such a killer Luthor in Superman Returns that perhaps he could be tapped. He was amazing in the role, just had the misfortune to appear in a lackluster film.
Does Strong do it for you? Or maybe you are partial to Cranston. Either way, it’s time to let your voice be heard.
Who should play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel?