With the buzz surrounding the new Batman, which is sadly Ben Affleck, it has been reported that Lex Luthor is AMC’s Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston. As I wrote in last week’s blog, I am all for him as Lex , I think he will bring Lex to life for those familiar with the character in comics/animated series as well as casual movie goers. He will be the veteran savvy diabolical/ruthless Lex in the Man of Steel sequel, showing us a bit of what he brought to the table in acting in Breaking Bad. This was a great pick up for DC/Warner Brothers, but will all be for nothing because Ben Affleck as Batman is a huge mistake. There are also reports that DC/Warner is looking to cast Matt Damon (a friend of Ben Affleck) as Aquaman, if this is true, it is yet another one of DC/Warner brothers BAD casting ideas. So let’s see what we have so far signed on as DCs expanded “Universe”:
Henry Cavil as Superman-Good Pick, not a great actor but has made Superman his own, was happy with his performance as Superman, he looked and played the role well.
Ben Affleck as Batman-Disastrous pick that will be a mistake DC/WB will regret come 2015 when coming up against Avengers 2 and Star Wars IV
Bryan Cranston-as Lex Luthor-Great pick will add strength, seriousness and depth to the WB movie franchise with his performance. Will make people believe he is Lex Luthor, just as Bale made people believe he is The Dark Knight.
Gina Carano(Rumored)-as Wonder Women- This would be a great pick, with her back ground as a female MMA fighter making her a believable Wonder Women would not be difficult at all. She is no stranger to action movies with roles in “Hay Wire”, “Fast and Furious 6” as well as the upcoming female Expendables movie.
Matt Damon-(Rumored)-as Aquaman/Martian Manhunter-Very awful choice if they move forward on this one, but why not, you have already casted the wrong guy as Batman. Next thing you know they will be casting Justin Bieber as Martian Manhunter or Green Lantern.