This past weekend, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder dropped by a fan Q&A event to talk about the Man of Steel Blu-Ray release, but while he largely avoided question about the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, he did mention a few things about it and the biggest nugget was confirmation that Lex Luthor would be appearing.
It was probably the worst kept secret about the production, but confirmation was still something we hadn’t heard yet and finally got. The next question though for Superman fans is who will be playing Lex Luthor for the third time on the big screen? You’ll remember that a few months ago there was an erroneous rumor being reported that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston had signed something like a six picture deal to play Lex Luthor but this was quickly debunked as hardly the truth.
Now a new name has appeared on the short list for Lex Luthor as JoBlo is reporting on a rumor from Superman Super Site that has Lost star Terry O’Quinn on Zack Snyder’s shortlist.
Now, how concrete the source is at Superman Super Site, we have no idea but taking that whole element away from this conversation and just putting eyes on O’Quinn as a candidate, this would actually makes a lot of sense. It’s not a massive attention grabbing move like it was when Ben Affleck but it’s more of an under-the-radar type of casting move.
Again, there is nothing at all official about this and no one has been cast yet. It’s hard to believe Bryan Cranston is out of the running but we have to start considering other names in our conversations about Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman and Terry O’Quinn is not a bad place to veer off to.