Bryan Cranston Addresses Luthor Rumors

While speaking to, Bryan Cranston neither denies or confirms his involvement in WB’s Man of Steel. In addressing the Internet rumor, Cranston (who plays Walter White in the hit AMC series, Breaking Bad) had this to say about the rumored six-picture deal originally reported by Cosmic Book News:

“Six? This is all news to me,” he said to “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.”

While he does deny signing a six-picture deal, he never addresses if he’s involved in the casting or not. Fans (myself included) are enamored with the idea of Cranston playing the arch nemesis of Superman. While this interview does take a bit of air out of the rumors, it by no means indicates that he may not be in the running.

Cranston, in discussing his future plans, says “There [are] some irons in the fire, things that people are talking about, but nothing is set.” Is this Batman vs. Superman? In the interim, we can all continue to watch the actor finish his run on the acclaimed drama, as Breaking Bad comes to a close at the end of this month, and speculate on his super villain future.
Is Bryan Cranston your pick for Lex Luthor? Is he playing the Hollywood game till a deal is officially announced?


Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro

Carlos Cabaleiro illustrator+designer+storyteller I grew up just outside of New York. The eldest of three talented siblings; fascinated by my imagination and superheroes. Relocated to Florida and attended Miami International School of Art and Design. Worked as a freelance graphic designer to pay the bills. Somewhere along the way, I ended up taking a detour and now I'm back to making a living from my talent. Back and better than ever, I'm making my way in the world armed with my imagination, skill, talent, determination and the love and support of my fiancee, Kristina, and my family and friends. I now reside in Central Florida and share my studio with my sidekick, Grayson the dog wonder (he doesn't draw but he likes to keep me company). I am influenced by Bruce Timm, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Michael Golden, Egon Schiele, Leonardo D'vinci, Alex Ross, Wally Wood, Carl Banks and Don Newton. I focus primarily on illustration dealing with all things fandom, with a strong focus on sequential storytelling (storyboards, comics). I've worked for clients such as Ocean Drive magazine, Bacardi advertising and High Impact Comics. A HUGE Batman fan. I get excited for DC Comics, anything by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, James Robinson, FX's Justified and really cool action figures. I love to read and mostly lean towards fantasy or classics. Some favorites are: Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, anything by Edgar Allan Poe, Raylan Givens short stories by Elmore Leonard and my all-time favorite, Dracula by Bram Stoker.