Bryan Cranston has reportedly been confirmed as 'Batman vs Superman's' Lex Luthor.
The 'Breaking Bad' star has been heavily linked to Zack Snyder's sequel for the last few months, but these rumours started to dissipate after Warner Bros. never confirmed his presence.
However, Amasian News video have now claimed that Cranston has been cast as Superman's most infamous foe, telling their audience, "We have…we would like to say confirmed news. We can't say our sources, but this is huge that Bryan Cranston is going to be playing Lex Luthor in the future 'Batman Vs. Superman' movie. This is happening and apparently he is getting big bucks to be Lex Luthor."
This comes two weeks after AMC Movie News Editor-In-Chief John Campea echoed these sentiments by telling his army of Twitter fans, "NOT A SCOOP - for what it's worth I've now heard from 2 sources who Lex Luthor will be played by in 'Batman vs Superman.' Take this with a giant grain of salt because I've never heard news from either of these sources before and I'm not sure I buy it.
He then continued, "But … what I've been told by both sources is that although it wasn't true before when it was rumoured a few months ago… Is that it's not Phoenix, but Bryan Cranston. Again, not sure I buy it, but 2 sources claim Cranston is Lex Luthor. 2 untested sources…"
Of course, until Cranston or someone associated with the 'Man Of Steel' follow-up confirms the actor's involvement in the film we'll have to label this as purely speculation.
But his inclusion would certainly make sense though, as Cranston's iconic turn as Walter White in AMC's ground-breaking drama has turned him into a member of the Hollywood acting elite and he seems like the perfect choice for the villain that was previously portrayed by Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey.
Meanwhile, Amasian News also took it upon themselves to reveal that Alex Ross' version of Batman will inspire Ben Affleck's incarnation of the character. You can check out an image of Ross' Batman to the side.
Ross realistic and human depictions of Batman in Batman: War On Crime and Batman Black and White: Volume 2 have been heavily praised and are described as possessing "a Norman Rockwell meets George Perez vibe."
Do you think Bryan Cranston will make a good Lex Luthor?