Watch: Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel 2' Fan Teaser
by Ethan Anderton
August 27, 2013
Production isn't even slated to begin on Man of Steel 2 until 2014, with release schedule for July 17th, 2015, but with Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck cast as Batman and Superman, fans are hungry to find out who will be playing presumed villain Lex Luthor. Names like Bryan Cranston and Mark Strong have surfaced as candidates (we have a list of our own suggestions here), and one fan has taken it upon himself to quickly assemble a teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's sequel with the "Breaking Bad" star in the iconic villain role (the story going around that he's actually cast is from an unsubstantiated source), not to mention strategic shots of Affleck as Bruce Wayne. It's a pretty damn enticing video, and gets us very excited. Watch!
Man of Steel 2, which may be titled Batman vs. Superman, is directed by Zack Snyder and written by David S. Goyer, from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. Henry Cavill returns as Superman along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Ma Kent, while Ben Affleck is taking on the role of a new Batman, which the actor has crafted with Snyder. Production begins early in 2014 for a summer release on July 15th, 2015. Stay tuned for updates.