Bryan Cranston, much like Gary Oldman, should probably just be in all the things and make our movie-going experiences a lot better. And now that "Breaking Bad" is coming to an end--I know, we're all in denial, but it has to happen--he's free to pursue other interests...such as playing Lex Luthor in the "Man Of Steel" sequel that earned Ben Affleck so much backlash over the weekend.
CosmicBookNews is reporting that Cranston has been offered the role and will have at least a six-appearance deal with the series, in which Henry Cavill stars as Superman. There won't be an official announcement until "Breaking Bad" is done with, but the web is going wild with the news because of a general love for Cranston and because some hope that his involvement will mean good things for a film that has inspired such wrath online.
There's a rumor floating around that Matt Damon may be tapped to play either Aquaman or Martian Manhunter, but that could just be wishful thinking in connection with Affleck's role.
While Affleck's news inspired a petition on Change.org to keep him away from the infamous cowl, the news that Cranston is joining the cast has been met with mostly happiness (although some think he's better suited to Commissioner Gordon).
@CaptAmericaXfit having Michael Keaton reprise the role would be better than Ben Affleck!! 😀 though I'm liking Bryan Cranston as Luthor!
— Daniel Bland (@danjbland) August 26, 2013
— Jag (@jag_dhesi) August 26, 2013
— D-1 (@DannyLo) August 26, 2013
Hhhmmm, Bryan Cranston is being considered for the role of Lex Luthor? That's alright, I guess. He'd be a better Comm. Gordon, though.
— (So-Tear-Oh) (@Sote86) August 26, 2013
— Amirose Eisenbach (@Amirosie) August 26, 2013