Whoever’s destined to bring Lex Luthor to the big screen in MAN OF STEEL 2 will have some mighty shoes to fill. The previous two cinematic “Bald Baddies” were some of the most iconic characters in movie history, with Gene Hackman in the 70’s and Kevin Spacey in the much maligned (but recently redeemed in light of MAN OF STEEL‘s shortcomings) Superman Returns. I’ve assembled a long list of contenders in my mind, with Bradley Cooper and Bryan Cranston at the top, but a recent bit of Tweeting has revealed a new challenger: Smallville‘s Michael Rosenbaum.
Can the Superman fans out there spread the word that there’s really no other choice.Let Cranston stick to meth.Thanks http://t.co/Sgv0XNugTA
— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) June 26, 2013
— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) June 29, 2013
Hmmm… I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’ve always thought Rosenbaum was under appreciated in his TV days, and I’m sad that he isn’t featured in more flicks (as he’s great in both dramas and comedies), but I don’t think he’s right for MAN OF STEEL 2. He’s already portrayed Lex Luthor in another iteration of the character, and if he were to be included in the new franchise, that’d just be brand confusion.