‘Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as New Lex Luthor in Upcoming ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

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Well, we’ve already had the shocking news that Christian Bale has turned down the chance to play Batman again in the upcoming sequel to monster hit ‘Man of Steel‘ with Ben Affleck picking up the cowl and cape of everyone’s favorite masked vigilante, but it looks like the casting surprises don’t stop there.

Bryan Cranston has shown everyone that he’s not just a sitcom dad anymore, ala ‘Malcolm in the Middle‘, with his masterful performance as chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White in one of TV’s greatest series ever and perennial critical darling/ratings champ ‘Breaking Bad‘.  But Cranston may not be done there as rumors are swirling that he’s on tap to play one of the most famous super-villains ever in Superman‘s nemesis Lex Luthor.

Ever since Lex was introduced to audience’s in April of 1940 by way of Action Comics #23, he’s been the Moriarty to Superman’s Sherlock Holmes.  Lex is often described as a power mad industrialist hell-bent on world domination and the eradication of Superman, but it would be interesting to see what one of the hottest actors in Hollywood would bring to a character voted 8th best villain of all-time by Wizard magazine.

Here’s Cranston putting on an acting clinic in his portrayal of Walter White’s transformation into murderous and cunning meth kingpin Heisenberg, let’s watch:

I am the one who knocks!!!!”…. Classic!  The sequel to ‘Man of Steel‘, tentatively entitled ‘Batman v. Superman‘, will hit theaters mid-summer 2015 and ‘Breaking Bad‘s fifth and final season continues to unfurl on AMC as we speak.

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