Is Joaquin Phoenix Going to be the Next Lex Luthor?

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Everyone was saying the same thing after this Summer’s Man of Steel. Did Superman just snap a guy’s neck? After that, though, we all wondered the same thing. Who will be the next Lex Luthor? I mean, we know he will be in the next Superman movie, because there is a Lex Corp truck cameo on Man of Steel. But who will it be? There was much rumor that Bryan Cranston was going to play him, but a new name has surfaced in the last week. Seems this new name could be our Lex, too.

I don’t even know why I am being so vague when I gave it away in the title.

Yup, Joaquin Phoenix. Truth is, as talks about, we can’t be sure the role Joaquin was offered is that of Lex. All we know for certain is that he was offered the role of a villain in the new Superman Batman movie, but no one is sure who that is. The rumors seem to point at Joaquin being the new Lex Luthor, but no official announcements have been made.

Can I say something biased here? I dig Phoenix a lot. He is a very talented actor. But if someone picked Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor over Bryan Cranston, I hope they lose their job.

There is no one better to play Lex than Heisenberg. Sorry, but say his name.

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