Joaquin Phoenix Might be Lex Luthor

It’s reported that Joaquin Phoenix might be a surprise casting choice for Director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow up. The sequel which already stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman is still looking for someone to play the villainous role of Lex Luthor.

Lex Luthor is the man of steel’s most iconic nemesis, with Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey both playing the bald criminal genius in previous big screen efforts.  Phoenix would be a bold casting choice given his reputation for Oscar worthy performances and occasionally bizarre off screen antics.

Warner Bros have not yet made any official offer and it remains unclear whether the actor would even be willing to jump on board for a potential blockbuster comic book franchise. Phoenix is reportedly also currently contemplating accepting a lead a role in Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees.

Whatever happens, it probably won’t stop fans photo shopping pictures of Bryan Cranston’s bald Breaking Bad alter ego Walter White alongside Henry Cavill for fake Superman 2 posters.

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