Bryan Cranston Mentions that He Likes Lex Luthor, Internet Goes Insane

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 14, 2013 | Comments ()


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Bryan Cranston, whose name has circulated among others as a potential Lex Luthor in a Batman vs. Superman movie from Zack Snyder that I don’t believe we even know will involve Lex Luthor, commented on the speculation, and it’s a testament to the power of Cranston and the Superman franchise that this single paragraph has spawned over 100 headlines already.

“Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man.”

In the grand scheme of things, this is fairly meaningless news. I mean, casting hasn’t begun, we don’t know if there will be a Lex Luthor, and Cranston has only suggested that he likes Lex Luthor, and would be open for a call. Nevertheless, those 17 words have triggered headlines like these:

Bryan Cranston Wants Lex Luthor Role For Batman vs. Superman Movie

Bryan Cranston desires to be Lex Luthor in ‘Batman vs. Superman’

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston wants to play ‘loveable’ Lex Luthor in Batman

‘Man Of Steel 2’: Bryan Cranston Definitely Interested In Lex Luthor Role

‘Batman and Superman’ Rumor: Bryan Cranston is Down to Play Lex Luthor

Bryan Cranston as Lex Luther in Batman vs Superman movie

Bryan Cranston May Be Lex Luthor In ‘Batman Vs. Superman,’ Reports Say

Bryan Cranston wants Lex Luthor role


Many of those are from legit sources like Forbes, all of which demonstrates three things: 1) It’s a very slow news week; we like talking about Batman vs. Superman more than we’re probably going to enjoy watching it; and 3) we are rightfully obsessed with Bryan Cranston.

Personally, I’d be more interested in it if the movie were solely about Lex Luthor and the origins of an anti-hero-turned-villain story. Supervillains deserve their own movies, too.



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  • Ryan Ambrose

    As long as they don't turn Luthor into another interation of a megalomaniac realtor, I'm on board.

    Then again I must be one of the few people who genuinely thought Man of Steel was a very good movie, as I tend to see the sort of vitriol for this one to be quite unfair. Leave the hate for the Green Lanterns and Ghost Riders of the world.

  • Helo

    I'm thinking their going with "ruthless CEO" rather than "realty minded crook" here.

  • crispin

    "Ryan Ambrose" like tings that go boom.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Sweet Jesus, so many typos...

  • crispin

    Not even the exciting, inspired casting of Cranston as Luthor could make up for the amount of suck Zack Snyder possesses. "Man of Steel" was one of the worst boiling cauldrons of Four Loko diarrhea I've ever seen.

  • $65530708

    Personally, I’d be more interested in it if the movie were solely about Lex Luthor and the origins of an anti-hero-turned-villain story. Supervillains deserve their own movies, too.

    Totes!

  • Helo

    I often said they shoulda just focused the show on Michael Rosenbaum and call it "Luthor" and not Smallville. The back and forth between Lex and Lionel was some of the best stuff on the show. Meanwhile, whatever happened to John Glover, that magnificent bastard?

  • sanity fair

    See now, my reaction to that idea involved an immediate fire in my lions.... Especially at the notion of Cranston as the villian.

    God, I am such a geek.

  • Repo

    How many lions are we talking about here?

  • sanity fair

    ALL of them!!!

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I think what it demonstrates is that there is no threshhold to what will be published. "Slow news day" suggests that Forbes would've published something else more worthy instead of this - I doubt it. This just gets added on, because Forbes knows the value of page hits.

  • Mrs. Julien

    They are Forbes after all.

  • Fredo

    Cranston as Luthor, Hamm as Batman, Felicia Day as Vicki Vale.

    Internet explodes

  • $65530708

    Hamm as Luthor, Cranston as Batman and Jessica Chastain as Vicki Vale.

    I Love Felicia Day but not as V.V.

    *Aaron Paul as Dick Grayson / Nightwing.

  • Fredo

    How about Felicia Day as Batgirl?

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    I'm thinking their going with "ruthless CEO" rather than "realty minded crook" here.

  • $65530708

    I actually want Karen Gillan or Debra Ann Wohl or Molly Quinn for Batgirl, but Day would also be a good choice.

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