Bryan Cranston Cast as Superman Villain Lex Luthor: Report

Bryan Cranston will reportedly be going from battling rival drug dealers as Walter White on Breaking Bad, to battling Superman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

Cosmic Book News was the first to break the news, saying that Cranston has signed on to play Superman’s hairless foe Lex Luthor. The deal reportedly includes at least six film appearances as Luthor, meaning Cranston will appear several times within the inter-connected universe of DC Comics. But if the report is true, we’re going to have to wait a couple weeks for confirmation, according to Cosmic Book News:

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. … DC is going to have all of their main characters liberally appearing or at least mentioned in all of their movies to portray a more connected world than what Marvel Studios has done so far.

You’ll remember, this Man of Steel sequel is the same movie that will be starring Ben Affleck as Batman. Henry Cavill will also be returning as Superman. Affleck, too, is said to have a multi-film deal, perhaps up to 13 movies. With the addition of Affleck to the DC universe, Warner Bros. is also said to be courting his old pal Matt Damon, perhaps to play Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.