Ben Affleck is Batman & Byan Cranston could be Lex Luthor in “Man of Steel 2”- Lets Digest
Now you are all wonder why I am late to posting the Ben Affleck Batman casting announcement. Well I need to digest it. So let look at the is from a fresh pair of eyes; yes Ben Affleck was not in my top 5 picks for the role of Batman in “Man Of Steel” But I think I do understand what Zack Synder is attempting to do. I feel that he hope to create a clear distinction between his Batman and Bruce Wayne. One where Bruce is truly a philanthropist playboy and Batman is a season crazy maniac crime fighter.
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Pair that with word form comicbooknews that Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad is Lex Luthor. then it begins to make more sense. You have a cynical Lex played by a well seasoned actor. You would need a Bruce Wayne for less confrontational and more Shrewd. Leaving the confrontation for his alter ego Batman.
More rumors from Comicbooknews Take that with does of salt
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. Look for the official announcement to follow the conclusion to the final season of Breaking Bad as WB wants to dovetail off the end of that. 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.
We still have a year and a few months to see how this shapes up. But it looks like WB is putting its DC house in order. So lets all reserve judgement till the first Trailer and eventually July 17th 2015