If there’s one piece of casting speculation bigger than who’s going to play Batman in Batman vs. Superman, it’s who’s going to play Lex Luthor in the same film. Now we’re not even sure that Lex Luthor is a character in the film, but considering the LexCorp Easter Eggs in Man of Steel, and the fact that lack of information hasn’t stopped the internet from speculating before, people have already started playing the casting game. And there are two leading candidates so far, Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Low Winter Sun’s Mark Strong.
Well at least one of those AMC actors is talking about the possibility of playing Superman’s greatest nemesis, and it’s the man who’s about to retire his meth lab and will need a new criminal empire to lord over: Bryan Cranston. While talking to Metro, Cranston was asked to comment on the casting rumors, to which he replied, “Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man.”
Leave it to the man who played Walter White to see the sunny side of Lex Luthor. Cranston would be interesting casting as he has experience playing what in essence is a sympathetic villain. He also has experience with the DCU playing a young Jim Gordon in the animated Batman: Year One, and, most importantly, he has experience being bald. Still, all this is rumor and conjecture, so we’ll wrap this up saying Cranston is willing, but there’s not yet a hint of a dotted line to sign on. Just sayin’.