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Old 08-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #451
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He's a great choice but I like Cranston better as an actor and it's a surprising choice. Strong has been rumored for Lex for a couple of years now.
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I'm a fan of both Cranston and Strong but I have to say... I think Strong is the better fit. I think Cranston is just a tad too old. We've had a Lex who was twice Superman's age in the Donner films... I'd rather Lex be a younger man in this film.

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Mark strong would be great choice as lex.

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Strong as Lex is such a safe choice. Not bad but not terribly exciting either. And Cranston is Gordon.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #455
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I hope it isn't Mark Strong because a. he is an uninspired choice, and b. it would mean he obviously couldn't play Sinestro again.

I would personally love to see Sam Rockwell in the role.

Failing that, Mel Gibson (although that's never going to happen) or even see a guy like Bruce Campbell in the role, as an unexpected choice.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #456
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Joaquin Phoenix...that is all.

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Yeah, I love Cranston but I agree... it's like he was tailor-made to play Gordon.

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Matt Damon or Leo.

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That wasn't even a story. That's what I hate about the early days of casting, all these so called stories based on what? Sorry but I'm just going to wait for some actual casting.

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Strong has been my number one choice for Luthor for years, Id be plenty happy if it happened.

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Cranston is my choice for Gordon but I'd take him as Lex if I knew we weren't getting a Batman trilogy anytime soon.

Strong would be undoubtedly great for the role but, as others have noted, he would also be a predictable choice.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if some ethnic minority were cast as Lex.

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It's rumoured WB want a Batman trilogy.

And while we know Cranston would make an awesome Jim Gordon, WB might want him for Lex now.

Obviously an even older actor will be picked for Gordon if the trilogy follows on from B&S and not as a prequels.

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One thing I will say about Cranston...

He would automatically make the hype for this movie go up even WITHOUT the whole Batman element in play. Most fanboys love Breaking Bad, myself included. But then putting him in an iconic villain role after playing one of the most iconic characters/villains in TV history? Could really send things over the top.

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Yeah, I agree... it would create buzz. And the characters of Lex and Walter White are different enough that (if Lex is written well) he wouldn't just feel like Walter in a business suit.

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I'd go with Mark Strong . If You throw in Richard Armitage as Batman, I think you'd have a pretty tight Lex and Batman combo.

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Cranston is my choice for Gordon but I'd take him as Lex if I knew we weren't getting a Batman trilogy anytime soon.

Strong would be undoubtedly great for the role but, as others have noted, he would also be a predictable choice.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if some ethnic minority were cast as Lex.
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It's rumoured WB want a Batman trilogy.

And while we know Cranston would make an awesome Jim Gordon, WB might want him for Lex now.

Obviously an even older actor will be picked for Gordon if the trilogy follows on from B&S and not as a prequels.
Haven't heard those rumors.

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One thing I will say about Cranston...

He would automatically make the hype for this movie go up even WITHOUT the whole Batman element in play. Most fanboys love Breaking Bad, myself included. But then putting him in an iconic villain role after playing one of the most iconic characters/villains in TV history? Could really send things over the top.
It would be HUGE. If they go with Strong it's a little weird since Snyder described Lex as a casting that would have to be as big as Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. The mainstream don't know Mark Strong by name, therefore even if he's a great choice, itll go under the radar. They'll definitely have to cast a huge name like Brolin or Gosling for Batman.

This is why im all for Bryan Cranston who is at his peak in popularity right now. Matt Damon is another BIG choice coming off Elysium.

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Well it's rumoured by fans

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I wouldn't put any faith in what WB wants for their DC characters. They change their minds every couple of days, it seems.

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god, strong is a boring choice for lex.

gotta be a "name". show the GA that WB isnt messing around with this release.

Snyder said it's gonna be a "name" too right? Think cranston, damon, someone along those lines.

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Just something to take into consideration.

They said they wanted to get a big name for Lex but... that might have been before WB demanded that Batman appear in the movie. So those plans might have changed. They could be targeting a lesser-known actor for the role since their outline of the script has likely changed in the past month.

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I hope that's not the case. Luthor ought to have a big role in this film. And even if he has a decreased role, they should still go after a big name so the character has gravitas when he's on screen.

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Yup, all characters in this movie have taken a back seat to about 10% participation while Batman will get 90%.

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^ And an unknown can't have emotional gravitas?

But yes, A known actor, I think, would throw the audience off. ESPECIALLY if he played mostly good guys.

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