Bryan Cranston Denies Lex Luthor Casting

Bryan Cranston of AMC's 'Breaking Bad'


The internets have been rife with bogus reports (I refuse to give them the links) that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. Well, that isn’t really the case and that comes directly from Cranston. The Boston Globe caught up with the actor, with is currently playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in the American Repertory Theater production of All the Way, which begins previews Sept. 13., and brought it up in an interview.


Cranston was asked about essaying the bald bad guy, and he smiled. “I’ve heard that too,” he said. And what about those reports that he’s signed to play Luthor in as many as six “Man of Steel” movies? He laughed. “Six? 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.”


So, unless Cranston is playing coy, there goes the credibility of a few websites….