Bryan Cranston Has NOT Been Cast As Lex Luthor In MOS 2...At least, Not Yet!

Bryan Cranston Has NOT Been Cast As Lex Luthor In MOS 2...At least, Not Yet!

With the amount of attention and coverage this "rumor" has been getting, we thought it best to set the record straight. There has been some talk of the Breaking Bad actor being up for the role, but it's far from anything official..

So we don't make it a habit of naming and shaming other sites or blogs that might post the occasional rumor (we do ourselves after all!) however unsubstantiated...but flat out lies? A certain fansite (which we still won't name or link to, any search for Cranston/Luthor will unearth it) routinely posts...well, complete horseshit for hits. Sometimes -- as in this case -- they expand on an existing rumor, and others it's incredibly outlandish garbage, plucked from thin air -- Matt Damon being in talks for Aquaman etc. Anyway, these guys ran with "Bryan Cranston Officially Cast As Lex Luthor In Man Of Steel 2", and many sites picked it up because there were already whispers of it out there. Latino Review's El Mayimbe hinted as much on Twitter, and then the actor himself didn't even debunk it when asked about the possibility. So yes, it is entirely possible that Cranston is or will be in talks for the role, but until you read that on a trade, or we get some more info on it from a TRUSTED fan source, don't believe a word. Updates if and when they come in.

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TheWolverine08 - 8/27/2013, 10:50 AM
fettastic - 8/27/2013, 10:53 AM
Yeah I couldn't really tell so I'm glad you guys cleared this up.
DangerMan - 8/27/2013, 10:53 AM
And now we play the waiting game........
QuanZen - 8/27/2013, 10:53 AM
These days it seems rare that fan favorite get cast so I doubt it will happen.
MartianSupermanhunter22 - 8/27/2013, 10:53 AM
fettastic - 8/27/2013, 10:53 AM
For the record I think he's too [frick]ing old. I don't have a better alternative, but casting an obscure actor worked pretty damn well for Man of Steel so I'd be fine with that.
Ineedrevelation - 8/27/2013, 10:54 AM

They should cast John Hamm. But they've been [frick]ing up all over with casting...

and DC movies in general.

It'll probably be Pat Oswald for Lex knowing WB/DC.

fail all over.
PsyGuy - 8/27/2013, 10:55 AM
Thanks for posting something! It would suck the be the last site to post about it. I've been reading this everywhere!
SauronsBANE - 8/27/2013, 10:56 AM
Cosmic book news was the site that first started this, and that's how you know this news is utter bullshit (as of right now, at least). Even the rollingstones site picked up that rumor while almost every other GOOD site (this one, joblo, aint it cool, etc) stayed as far away from those rumors as possible. Cranston would probably be awesome in the role, but I feel like he's too obvious. They'll probably pick someone else.
SageMode - 8/27/2013, 10:56 AM
The other fan site = COSMIC BOOK NEWS.
MrReese - 8/27/2013, 10:57 AM
Good shit.Now ppl can't stop posting this .How many were there like 5-6?
supermarioworldE - 8/27/2013, 10:57 AM
On top of looking nothing like Lex Luthor, Cranston is far too old for the part. He'd be near 60 by the time Mos 2 comes out.
BboiBlack - 8/27/2013, 10:58 AM
next they will be saying nolan's gone, and bens writing..
every news site is jumping on the chance to spread gossip bs.

Why didn't this happen with avengers? Because marvel has been painfully transparent. Except for that Renner crap.
HelaGood - 8/27/2013, 10:59 AM
this made up for the Affleck is Batman crap... now i am depressed... again...
TimL - 8/27/2013, 10:59 AM
I said this since I heard of the reboot. Cranston for Luthor.
DJRock93 - 8/27/2013, 10:59 AM
Alpha!! Shhhhhhhhh people weren't supposed to know that CosmicBook News was the website!!
CosmicBook News is never right!
Shame on CosmicBook News for posting such a stupid article, geez CosmicBook News.

CosmicBook News
SoundWave - 8/27/2013, 11:00 AM
He must agree! Lex or Jim Gordon, he must be in the DC movie.
JULEZ13 - 8/27/2013, 11:00 AM
Actually Mark Strong was the one who said "Watch this space," Bryan Cranston just told WB to give him a call.

But these reports are incredibly ridiculous. People are seriously believing them! This is what I call FANCASTS GONE WILD! WB seriously needs to come out soon and announce the new Lex cuz I'm tired of these rumors.

Cranston as Lex would just be horrible. I love him in Breaking Bad but he is no Lex.
jerryblake - 8/27/2013, 11:03 AM
this could be breakthrough role for him (i'm talking about movies not tv) but I doubt he will get it. Gotta feeling WB will want someone younger to play the role (his 57 right now). I also think that Luthor's casting announcement will be pretty big surprise. It could be totally out of the box type of casting. Like someone we never thought off.

doc37958 - 8/27/2013, 11:03 AM
@gusto, My EYES THEY BURN!!!!!!!

but seriously i think that he would be awesome as Lex.
Grievo - 8/27/2013, 11:03 AM
Ahahaha! Pretty much anything El Mayimbe "hints" at can be considered bullshit, yet CBM still posts his links all the time (see his 'Christian Bale IS Batman!' posts from a couple weeks ago).
LEVITIKUZ - 8/27/2013, 11:04 AM
Is this satire?

SuperHamm - 8/27/2013, 11:05 AM
Gordon all the way, too old to be Lex for this movie. Billy Zane is my pick. I know alot of people are going for Mark Strong but i can't see him as the charming Lex that runs for President, his look comes off as more of a pure evil Lex and he looks like a pencil neck to me. Zane has a more intimidating presence, has that charming smile with that underlying sense of evil to him.
jerryblake - 8/27/2013, 11:06 AM
Is Denzel available ?
FilmsFan - 8/27/2013, 11:06 AM
He's perfect for LEX!
I want him so badly to be Lex & yes it's a fan casting but he's a fvcking phenomenal actor & can play a transitional role for a jealous but nice guy / businessman to a jealous maniac!!

He's gona be so great, I sure hope he becomes LEX!
I'll love him as Gordon too but he looks so like Gary Oldman then!
jerryblake - 8/27/2013, 11:10 AM

actually there were rumors that Affleck was approached by WB to play Batman, but nobody gave a [frick] about them.
Affleck was a big suprise because nobody took those rumors serious. Everybody just went "Ha, that's just stupid".

I mean someone who was never ever typed as Luthor by any rumors or fancasts.
BlackIceJoe - 8/27/2013, 11:11 AM
I think the more interesting news is that they want Matt as Aquaman.

I myself think there is better choices out there for Aquaman. I am not saying Matt is bad he is a great actor but I thought Mark Valley or Kevin McKidd would have been interesting picks for Arthur.
RorMachine - 8/27/2013, 11:11 AM
LEVITIKUZ, no this isn't satire. When you're a bit older I'll try to explain when that is one more time.

Grievo, you have zero idea what you're talking about.

superbigguy32 - 8/27/2013, 11:13 AM
Cole Hauser (Higher Learning, Pitch Black, & 2 Fast 2 Furious) would make a good Lex. And he's a real ginger (red head) too.
TheWolverine08 - 8/27/2013, 11:13 AM
He is a bit old, but he could pull it off.
Enphlieuwince - 8/27/2013, 11:14 AM
Jason Patric for Lex Luthor. I would happily settle for Billy Zane but Cranston, as outstanding of an actor as he is, is too old. Maybe he can play Luthor's dad a la Smallville...
Ineedrevelation - 8/27/2013, 11:15 AM
Lol @Gusto's grandson
Enphlieuwince - 8/27/2013, 11:16 AM
@superbigguy32, great call! Haven't heard that one before...
cosmicman - 8/27/2013, 11:17 AM
FoxNews and Rolling Stone report it.

Guess they wouldn't know.
jerryblake - 8/27/2013, 11:18 AM
I don't want to start the new rumors, but if they gonna show us Gotham in the new Superman part duo (also known as "I'm Batman") wouldn't it be nice to have Alfred in this movie as well ?
TheWolverine08 - 8/27/2013, 11:19 AM
I hope they get Lex right this time, the guy is one of my favorite villains, and every movie he has been in has managed to destroy him.
AlertTheSus - 8/27/2013, 11:19 AM
Dude I posted this as an article and the source was rolling stone. How is that not a trusted source. It was deleted right away and u even took the pictures from my
JayTopStix - 8/27/2013, 11:19 AM
Only ONE Luthor for me... CLANCY FREAKING BROWN!
LEVITIKUZ - 8/27/2013, 11:19 AM
Ok Ror. Can't wait for that.

Also yea until I hear from Bryan, I ain't believe shit but he would be awesome as Lex.

Who gives a shit about age? The man is talented, bald, badass. He will be awesome.
KALel3412 - 8/27/2013, 11:20 AM
and if they announce that he is cast how does that make the site wrong?
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