Mark Strong’s name has shot up the rumour list in connection with the Lex Luthor role in the
Man Of Steel
sequel, thought to be titled
Batman Vs Superman
Digital Spy report on an interview with Strong, in which they put the Lex Luthor rumours to the bald actor. His response? “All I can say is… watch this space.”
Could Strong just be playing games? It’s surprising that he doesn’t go for a flat-out ‘No’, and he’d be a cracking choice for the role, given that: he’s charismatic as hell; well-versed in villainy; and looks good with a bald head.
The Man Of Steel sequel - which revealed at Comic-Con 2013 that Superman would face DC Comics rival Batman - will open in 2015. Expect plenty more casting rumours before Warner Bros start making official announcements.
For more casting speculation, read 15 Actors For Batman Vs Superman
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