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Mark Strong as Lex Luthor in MAN OF STEEL Sequel?

August 10, 2013
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We all know we're going to be talking about who should be the next Batman, until Warner Bros. finally makes the announcement for who their caped crusader will be in the "Man of Steel" sequel. But what about Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor? Reports hit that British actor Mark Strong is in consideration for the role.

When asked directly about this prospect, Strong stated, "All I can say is…watch this space." A fairly cryptic message indeed.

Strong is an incredible actor and we've seen him really embrace the villain roles with ease, as seen in Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" and Matthew Vaughn's "Kick-Ass". I think he would make a fantastic Lex Luthor.

Another great name that has been tossed in the mix is Bryan Cranston. For anyone that has seen "Breaking Bad", you definitely know this guy can go dark. The arc of his character Walter White is one of the best and most complex character ever written, in my humble opinion. He would undoubtedly bring a lot of talent and depth to the role.

Other names I personally have been marinating on for the wonderful role, include Michael Fassbender and Timothy Olympant. They too have shown their dark and mischievous sides, as well as their range.

Who would you like to see play Lex Luthor? Let us know in the comments section below!

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