Report: Bryan Cranston Cast as Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel'

'Breaking Bad' star has reportedly signed a multi-film deal

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad.
Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
August 26, 2013 5:55 PM ET

After five seasons of playing Walter White, the chemist-turned-meth-kingpin on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has racked up plenty of evil-doer experience. And according to report from Cosmic Book News, he'll boost his villain credentials even further by playing Superman nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel for Man of Steel.

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Cranston has reportedly signed a deal that includes at least six appearances (and possibly more), meaning that his character will appear in a variety of films set within the inter-connected DC Comics universe. 

"Cranston is truly a dream casting for Luthor," a source told Cosmic Book News.

This news follows last week's controversial announcement that Ben Affleck has signed on to play Batman in the same film. The actor reportedly inked a deal that includes 13 total appearances.

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