It’s being reported that Bryan Cranston has been cast in a high-profile role where the actor will further explore the dark side he has mined on AMC’s "Breaking Bad." According to Cosmic Book News, Cranston will play Lex Luthor in the feature film sequel to "Man of Steel."
The movie has been keeping in the news with casting announcements including Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.
"Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in what is said to be at least a six ‘appearance’ deal (think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury popping up in every Marvel movie in the run-up to ‘Avengers’) and may be as high as ten," the story reports. "Look for the official announcement to follow the conclusion to the final season of ‘Breaking Bad’ as WB wants to dovetail off the end of that."
The report notes that Affleck "allegedly" has a 13-appearance deal for "Batman."
"DC is going to have all of their main characters liberally appearing or at least mentioned in all of their movies to portray a more connected world than what Marvel Studios has done so far," the story reports. "DC also does have major interest in bringing Matt Damon into the Justice League now that Affleck is on board, and it is rumored that he is being considered for Aquaman or Martian Manhunter."