Bryan Cranston on Lex Luthor, Bats Gets a Girlfriend in Batman/Superman Movie News

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

I mean, come on guys, just cause he’s bald doesn’t mean he’s automatically Lex Luthor, ya know? Or at least, that’s what Cranston said when he was recently queried about the role by Boston.com.

Lex Luthor Comic BookThe “Breaking Bad” actor (and Malcolm’s erstwhile father) had this to say when asked about Internet rumors that he was not just the frontrunner for Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s upcoming (and as yet untitled) Batman/Superman movie, but that he’s already signed on for multiple movies. Six, to be exact:

I’ve heard that too… Six [movies]? This is all news to me. I think that maybe my name is bandied about because I’m known to be bald. ‘What bald guy can we get?’ The reality is they can take any actor and shave his head or put a bald cap on him.

He certainly LOOKS the part, that’s for sure, what with the “Breaking Bad” baldness he’s got going on.

So, no Lex Luthor in your future then, Bryan? Maybe, maybe not.

I think I’ll relax the rest of the year. There’s some irons in the fire, things that people are talking about, but nothing is set.

Ah. “Nothing is set.” That could mean anything. It could be that negotiations are going on behind the scenes. Certainly he wouldn’t come out and say either way. Cranston has been working Hollywood for decades, he knows better than that.


Batman and Black Canary Comic Book CoverMeanwhile, Latino-Review have gotten their hands on a casting sheet looking for an actress in their late 20s, who is both tall and possesses physicality, to play what they say is a love interest for Batman in the Zack Snyder film. It could be a big ol role with recurring appearance potential, or it could be a one-and-offer, aka arm candy Bruce Wayne uses to throw people off the Batman scent.

I guess it does make sense. Superman has a girlfriend in Amy Adams’ Lois Lane, so it’s only fair Bruce Wayne gets some action, too. And Affleck is 6’2″, so the girl playing opposite him can’t very well be a midget. LR thinks a girl like Adrianne Palicki (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), who is 5’11” and in her ’20s, would fit the bill.

Palicki, of course, once played Wonder Woman in that ill-fated David E. Kelley TV show (bottom). Oh come on, you all remember that. Wouldn’t it be funny (and hell, downright inspired) if Warner Bros. cast her as Diana, and she was, secretly, Wonder Woman. Then she ends up joining the Justice League?

I’m just throwin’ it out there…

Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman