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Rumour: Bryan Cranston cast as Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2

While Warner Bros and DC are yet to officially confirm the news, insider sources are suggesting that Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2 / Batman vs Superman .

The Breaking Bad star has been a fan-favourite dream casting since Man of Steel (opens in new tab) was announced, but now Cosmic Book News is reporting that the deal is done, and that Cranston has signed on for a six movie deal.

The news will allegedly be made official following the end of the critically acclaimed drama, and will pave the way for a movie role that will see the folically averse star pop up in a number of DC movies ("think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury popping up in every Marvel movie in the run-up to The Avengers ").

Cranston himself has already shown interest in the role (opens in new tab) , and his comments certainly seem to suggest he has a handle on the man behind the megalomania.

Until Warner Bros or Cranston himself come out and confirm the news, we're still a little dubious - but it's certainly exciting speculation.

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