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Bryan Cranston has been one of the top favorites for the Lex Luthor role ever since Man of Steel 2 became official. Long story cut short, this time it seems that the rumor is somewhat more legitimate, according to Comic Book News. On top of that, the Breaking Bad star's deal is reportedly for multiple films, much like his nemesis-to-be Ben Affleck. And now, here is the scoop with even more surprising news:
Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in what is said to be at least a six "appearance" deal (think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury popping up in every Marvel movie in the run-up to Avengers) and may be as high as ten.
Regarding Ben Affleck, we are told he has allegedly a 13-appearance deal for Batman.
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. DC also does have major interest in bringing Matt Damon into the Justice League now that Affleck is on board, and it is rumored that he is being considered for Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.
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Regarding Mark Strong playing Lex Luthor, the one thing that worked a bit against him was that he was already Sinestro -- and still could be again.
"Cranston truly is a dream casting for Luthor," we're told.
[via Comic Book News]