Things are seriously starting to heat up on the Batman vs. Superman rumor front. It was only yesterday that we heard Mark Strong may be in talks for the role of Lex Luthor, who is all but confirmed to be the villain, or at least one of the villains, in this upcoming film. Now, we’re hearing that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston may be eyeing the part as well, if recent reports from Latino Review are to be believed.
El Mayimbe, who is usually pretty reliable when it comes to this stuff, has been teasing his followers on Twitter with news that Cranston is in talks for the role. Of course, nothing has been confirmed but again, when it comes to rumors and scoops, Latino Review has a very solid track record. Plus, if you think about it, this would make sense.
With Breaking Bad now finished, Cranston has some free time on his hands and he already does have a good relationship with the studio, having starred in Contagion and Rock of Ages. He’ll also appear in the upcoming Godzilla and he did do some voice work for Batman: Year One. All things considered, it wouldn’t surprise me if Warner Bros. chose him for the part.
Besides his good relationship with Warner Bros., there’s also the fact that Bryan Cranston is an excellent actor and one of the most talented individuals currently working in Hollywood. He’s shown that he can turn to the dark side with great effect in Breaking Bad and I’d be thrilled to see him show up in Batman vs. Superman.
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