Bryan Cranston Would Have Gladly Played Lex Luthor, If Anybody Had Asked

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03.06.14 41 Comments

Bryan Cranston Would Have Gladly Played Lex Luthor, If Anybody Had Asked

Last year we repeated a rumor about Bryan Cranston playing Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman. There was even a well-crafted mashup trailer re-casting Heisenberg as Luthor. The internet seemed fully on board with Breaking Bad 2: Lex Luthor Boogaloo. But now Bryan Cranston says he was never approached about playing the role, but he wishes he had been.

Bryan Cranston told Howard Stern (via Digital Spy), “I was not involved in [Batman vs. Superman] whatsoever. Oh, oh, I would have welcomed it. […] In the minds of fans, it’s true. In the minds of the hierarchy of Warner Brothers, it’s not true.”

This isn’t entirely surprising. A month after the rumor started, Cranston denied the casting in an interview with The Boston Globe. He’ll be bringing the gravitas to Godzilla instead. As for the shady, clickbaiting website which originally started the rumor? An astute assessment of them was posted by The Shiznit under the headline “Writer of Lex Luthor casting rumour blows goats, says anonymous source“.

Via The Mary Sue

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