As if casting for Batman vs. Superman wasn’t controversial enough already, we’re now hearing that Larry David might be up for a role in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. Apparently, our new Batman, Mr. Ben Affleck, is good friends with David and wants him to play the role of one of Superman’s enemies, Mister Mxyzptlk.
“The pair chatted about the idea with earnest abandon throughout the course of Emmy weekend. Larry has long been courted by the big budget superhero industrial complex, being linked to roles in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man sequels nearly a decade ago,” a source revealed to Radar Online. “But Ben is somebody he trusts and enjoys spending time with and this could be the right situation for Larry to finally appear in a huge-grossing hit film. Fun speculation that it could be for the famed Superman enemy role of Mr. Myxlplyx could make this piece more exciting, since Larry is a dead ringer for the character.”
As odd as this sounds, insiders close to the production reveal that Affleck may have the pull to make it happen, which we don’t doubt. But still, Larry David in Batman vs. Superman? I can’t say I saw that one coming.
It’s important to remember that this is nothing more than a rumor and as much pull as Affleck may have, I just can’t see this happening. It’s not that I have anything against David. I actually quite enjoy his work and find him to be very funny, I’m just having a hard time seeing him up on the big screen facing off against Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Then again, stranger things have happened. Like Ben Affleck being cast as Batman.
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