Shut Up About Batfleck: Bryan Cranston Is Playing Lex Luthor In The ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel

When the casting call for a “bald male, 40s or 50s, can play evil” goes out, only one man answers: Clint Howard. Then he gets hung up on, and producers call Bryan Cranston instead. According to the typically reliable Cosmic Book News, the Breaking Bad star has officially signed up to play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel.

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…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. (Via)

Profiting off (a TV show about) meth? Warner Bros. is as diabolical as Walter White.