Bryan Cranston cools Lex Luthor speculation

“This is all news to me”

Aside from the major Batfleck announcement, much of the talk surrounding Batman vs. Superman has revolved around the possibility of Bryan Cranston playing Lex Luthor.

However, while said rumour has been steadily gathering pace online, Cranston himself has suggested that people might be getting a little carried away with themselves.

“This is all news to me,” responded the star,when asked about the rumour that he has in fact signed a six-picture deal with Warner. “I think that maybe my name is bandied about because I’m known to be bald.”

“What bald guy can we get?’” continues Cranston. “The reality is they can take any actor and shave his head or put a bald cap on him.”

So if not Luthor, then how will Cranston be occupying himself post-Breaking Bad?

“I think I’ll relax the rest of the year,” says the star. “There’s some irons in the fire, things that people are talking about, but nothing is set.”

Not a flat denial then, but a definite reality check for those convinced that the deal is already done. Batman Vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015.

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    • CharsmatcEngma

      Sep 2nd 2013, 7:53

      Still doesn't make sense. Clark and Lex need to be, at least roughly, the same age.

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    • QuietLife

      Sep 2nd 2013, 9:01

      Why?

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    • scotthillier

      Sep 2nd 2013, 12:18

      Tough choice between him and Mark Strong I think, but Cranston just.

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    • eskim0blue

      Sep 2nd 2013, 12:44

      @CharsmatchEngma - Why do you believe Clark and Lex need to be the same age?

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    • adsmartz

      Sep 2nd 2013, 16:02

      What about...Bruce Willis? XD

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    • Mattsimus

      Sep 2nd 2013, 20:18

      @adsmartz to be fair I never really know what roles old Bruce could play..... But that almost seems too obvious yet awesome! Just a shame willis is such a t**t....

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 2nd 2013, 20:32

      They don't need to be the same age, nobody is going to get bent out of shape if they cast a middle aged Luthor, all the fans want is someone who's going to do the role justice.

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