When Batman vs. Superman was announced this summer at Comic-Con, one of the million questions we had was who would be playing Lex Luthor. This was actually something we were wondering before the Batman vs. Superman concept was announced as originally the film was Man of Steel 2.
But whoever the villain of the upcoming Zack Snyder film will be, Variety is reporting that 300: Rise of the Empire star Callan Mulvey is on the short list.
Warners will also look to now cast the villain with “Zero Dark Thirty” and “300: Rise of the Empire” star Callan Mulvey someone Warner Bros. is eyeing to play the role.
Now, before we dig too deep into thinking that Mulvey is Lex Luthor, and before you start smashing your keyboard over the idea of Bryan Cranston not playing the part, let’s take a few things into consideration. First, Cranston was never really that attached to the role, rather that was a lot of buzz from fans around the internet.
Secondly, if Mulvey is indeed going to be Luthor, he is more in line with Synder and David S. Goyer’s idea of a Lex Luthor with Richard Branson money and Brad Pitt looks.
Wonder Woman was cast today which means Warner Bros could be priming themselves for another major announcement. That seems to be an announcement on who the villain will be which means learning who exactly that will be and which likely little known actor will play him.