Bryan Cranston sounds like he’s definitely interested in taking on the role of Lex Luthor in the new Man of Steel sequel…
For the past five seasons on Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has mastered the art of vulnerability laced with an extra dose of sociopathic playing the role of meth maker Walter White on the hit AMC show.
But for the past few weeks while Cranston has been gearing up for Breaking Bad’s final season, rumors have been circulating his name as a possible contender to land the part of Lex Luthor in the new Man of Steel sequel that will begin filming next year.
While the part of Luthor hasn’t been confirmed yet by director Zach Snyder, the first Man of Steel film featured several Easter eggs hidden throughout the movie hinting that the bald-baddie was heading to Metropolis in the sequel.
The script for the movie is still in the works, but it’s already been revealed that Batman will play an integral part in the upcoming film as he opposes Superman in some way, shape or form as the DC Universe begins gathering parts to eventually build towards a possible Justice League movie.
That said, Man of Steel 2 still needs a villain and who better to play maniacal madman Lex Luthor than the person who already plays one of the most cold, calculating and wicked characters on all of television?
“Give me a call,” Cranston told Metro this week when asked if he would be interested in playing Luthor. “I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a lovable sweet man.”
It’s safe to say Cranston would probably utter the same words about his current alter ego Walter White despite the obvious misgivings about the drug dealing character from Breaking Bad.
Cranston later joked that the only person who wouldn’t be a fan of him taking on mantle of playing Lex Luthor would be his wife saying “she wasn’t so keen on the bald head” from his days on Breaking Bad.
It’s hard to ignore, however, that Cranston seems like the runaway choice right now to fill the role in Man of Steel 2, and now it’s up to Snyder and the producers behind the DC franchise to decide if he is the man for the job.