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Cranston reportedly cast as Lex Luthor in Superman sequel

Published:   |   Updated: August 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Bryan Cranston knows a little something about playing a bad guy, having owned the role of science-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White on AMC's “Breaking Bad” for five seasons.

Now he'll be taking those evil-doer acting skills to the big screen to play Superman's billionaire arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the sequel to “Man of Steel,” according to a report from Cosmic Book News.

The site reports that Cranston may have signed a deal that includes at least six appearances.

The news comes a week after the announcement that Ben Affleck had officially signed on to play Batman in the same movie. Affleck's casting caused an online uproar from some upset Bat-fans. A change.org petition to remove Affleck from the Batman/Bruce Wayne role had amassed more than 80,000 signatures by this morning.

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