The rumours surrounding Bryan Cranston’s being cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel took the web by storm this past week, but it looks like this is another case of the media being just a little too hasty.
MSN Entertainment has exposed that Cranston has not actually been cast; it was all made up.
"Despite the story getting picked up by numerous mainstream media outlets, there is not one shred of truth to it. It originated with a fan website that has been known for printing sheer fabrications to score hits.”
The story originated as just a rumour on Latino Review which said that Cranston was being considered for a role in the Superman/Batman crossover film. After that, Cosmic Book News posted an “exclusive story” that said Cranston had, in fact, been cast as Lex Luthor in a multi-film deal.
From there the story was picked up by the likes of Rolling Stone and went viral on the web.
Now, this isn’t to say that there is absolutely no truth to the rumour, but nothing has been confirmed or officially cast. If there is, in fact, any truth to the rumor, it’s either still in talks or under tight lock and key.
Cranston would certainly be up for it, telling a Metro reporter who inquired about his thoughts on Lex Luthor, “Give me a call. I like Lex Luthor. I think he’s misunderstood. He’s a loveable, sweet man.”
So there you have it; we still do not have a Lex Luthor for the Man of Steel sequel…for now.
If not Cranston, who would you love to see take on the super-villain?