Saturday, August 17, 2013
It seems that the role of Lex Luthor will be a key one in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie, as casting possibilities are already starting to surface. The two names at the top of the pack both sound very interesting to me: Mark Strong and Bryan Cranston. Strong definitely looks the part, and is known for playing arch villains in movies like Kick-Ass, Sherlock Holmes... and Green Lantern. That last film is a sticking point - will DC want the same actor as Sinestro to play Luthor? Even though the GL movie was not the success they had hoped, Strong was one of the best parts of it and it would be a shame to completely close the door on seeing a full-fledged Sinestro return some day. At 57, some may think Cranston to be a bit old to play Lex Luthor, but I think he is such a great actor that I could overlook that. Breaking Bad has shown us that he truly knows how to convey intellectual menace and ambition-driven men, so I think he would be amazing in the role.