‘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.

Batman and Superman Teaming Up for 2015 Movie!!!

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In 2013 Comic Con news that quickly spread into the hottest buzz among fans and geeks alike, ‘Man of Steel‘ director Zac Snyder revealed that the dynamic duo will be teaming up for a movie to be released in summer 2015.  This pairing marks the first time Superman and Batman have been paired up on screen, although two of the biggest movers and shakers in the DC comic universe have been on the same page many times as comic book fans can attest to.

Warner Brothers is again backing the two top-grossing crime-fighters in this next installment of the franchise.  Henry Cavill will once again don the blue tights of Superman with Amy Adams returning as Lois while it’s almost certain that Christian Bale will appear as the Caped Crusader. This is despite ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ director Christopher Nolan swearing that this past installment was his last in the franchise.

Snyder announced the film and then had actor Harry Lennox come on stage to cryptically offer “I am the man who beat you” as a hint towards the direction for the new film.  Does this mean that Lennox will play the new villain that has Superman and Batman teaming up to save Gotham in this latest chapter in the onscreen lives of these two caped icons?  What will Gotham look like after it was decimated in ‘Man of Steel‘?  Will Batman and Superman be at loggerheads like they were in Frank Miller’s dark take on the two heroes’ relationship in his classic four series mid-1980’s set ‘The Dark Knight Returns‘? Didn’t Batman hand up the cape at the end of his last movie?  Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt going to play Batman’s sidekick Robin in this new movie?

So many questions, so few answers, at least of yet.  We’ll keep you posted for any news about this exciting film as it develops.

‘Man of Steel’ Amps up for June 17th Release with 13 Minute Featurette!

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Warner Brothers is amping up anticipation for June 14th worldwide release of the latest Superman film with a 13 minute featurette for ‘Man of Steel‘.  The film stars British actor Henry Cavill as the Last Son of Krypton with Amy Adams taking a turn as Lois Lane, Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Kostner as Superman’s Earthly father, Russel Crowe as Superman’s father Jor El, and ‘300’ director Zach Snyder helming.

Let’s take a look at the featurette WB has released internationally to tease one of the summer’s most highly anticipated releases!

The featurette gives an insight into how The Dark Night‘s Christoper Nolan helped shape this modern take on Superman along with the vision of Zach Snyder and screenwriter David Goyer for a thoroughly relatable Suprman for this generation.

6’1″ thespian Henry Cavill packed on pounds of muscle following his last film ‘Immortals’ by consuming 5,000 calories a day and training extra hard with the same trainer who helped shape the toned physiques on ‘300’ and ‘Immortals’.  He certainly looks the role!

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Honestly, this reviewer has been a huge Superman fan since the Christopher Reeves days as a child and can not wait, the franchise was in desperate need of a serious reboot after the disappointing ‘Superman Returns’.  I can not wait wait!!!!

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