'Breaking Bad' Bryan Cranston Denies Lex Luther Casting Rumors For 'Man of Steel 2: Batman vs. Superman'

It looks as if Bryan Cranston will not be taking up the mantel of Lex Luther when his run on Braking Bad comes to an end.

While the actor has become well known for his role as a Meth proprietor on the hit AMC drama, recent statements by the actor appear to put down the rumor that he will join the ranks of DC super villains in the Man of Steel sequel.

Cosmic Book News originally reported the casting news last week, along with the speculation that Cranston had signed on for a six appearances as the baddie. While the long-term contract wouldn't be surprising as DC attempts to create a continuous cinematic universe like Marvel's, Cranston claims that six stints as Luther is not something that is in the cards for him.

"Six? This is all news to me," Cranston said, according to the Boston Globe. "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."

However, Cosmic Book News continues to confirm the casting. The site also states that Timothy Dalton may take on the role of Alfred Pennyworth.

The Zach Snyder directed Batman vs. Superman is set for a July 2015 release.


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