Joaquin Phoenix linked to villain role in Batman Vs. Superman

Could he be playing Lex Luthor?

Zack Snyder and Warner Bros have a target in mind for the villain of Batman Vs. Superman, with Variety reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is top of their hit list.

The report claims that the main villain of the piece could be Superman’s old nemesis, Lex Luthor, and that Snyder believes Phoenix is just the man for the job.

No offer has been extended as yet, so this one is very much at the preliminary stages, but it gives some indication of the way Snyder is thinking…

Meanwhile, Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio has been brought in to give the script a lick of paint, which should be music to leading man Ben Affleck’s ears.

Directed by Snyder and co-starring Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, Batman Vs. Superman will open in the US on 17 July 2015.
 

Would Phoenix be a good pick for the role? Tell us, below!

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2013, 11:08

      Please let this happen.

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    • trist808

      Dec 19th 2013, 11:27

      Surely Two-Face or The Joker would be more suited to him? Cranston for Luther!!!! Phoenix for either Joker or Two-Face .... Conan as Doomsday too? Let the evil villains assemble to take on the Justice League!!!

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    • kasper360

      Dec 19th 2013, 13:50

      Joaquin would be an awesome Joker!

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2013, 15:15

      Conan O'Brian as Doomsday?

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Dec 19th 2013, 16:47

      Interesting, left-field choice...I trust the filmakers as they know the direction they are heading in. Not a huge fan of Joaquin, but this has my interest nonetheless.

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    • Chufferstud

      Dec 19th 2013, 16:47

      Brainiac maybe?

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 19th 2013, 18:49

      Deadshot. A suicidal assassin is prime Nolan real estate.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 19th 2013, 19:43

      Doubt we'll see any Batman villains used, they'll be kept for Ben's solo outing.

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    • derekevans

      Dec 20th 2013, 2:36

      leading man Ben Affleck? I thought this was a Superman movie so therefore the leading man is Henry Cavill

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    • QuietLife

      Dec 20th 2013, 9:34

      Can we just call this Justice League and be done with the headlining? Also, I thought Nolan had set sails on this universe. Please correct me if I'm wrong as it would make my day!

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