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Joaquin Phoenix Sought for Batman vs. Superman Role

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Joaquin Phoenix could very soon be headed to DC Comics' big screen universe. Variety reports that Warner Bros. is very keen on casting the Her star for Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman, likely in the role of the sequel's central villain, which has long been rumored to be Lex Luthor.

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Crazay2963d ago

I wonder who he'd play... I think the obvious choice would be Lex Luthor, but somehow - that feels too easy and obvious. Brainiac perhaps? What about Bizarro? That could be pretty sweet.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2962d ago

I guarantee it would be Lex. There must be some kind of thruth to the rumours right? With Argo writer re-writing the script and Joaquin Phoenix possibly as the antagonist, this movie is gonna be amazing!!

TBH I prefer Benedict Cumberbatch as Braniac, and Jon Hamm as Bizzaro :D

MilkMan2962d ago

Put that boy in this movie and the pedigree goes up 100000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000%

Make it happen team Snyder!

Darrius Cole2962d ago

I thought the guy from Breaking Bad was going to play Lex Luthor.

Still Joaquin would be good in any villain role he plays. I'm still pissed he didn't get an oscar for playing Commadus in "Gladiator".

Scrivlar2962d ago

Crowe was surely better in Gladiator

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2962d ago

You mean Bryan Cranston? He'd make a good Lex, but he'd make a better Commisioner Jim Gordon. Especially next to Affleck's Batman.

And yeah, he should have :/

aDDicteD2956d ago

joaquin phoenix is a great actor, he does not look like lex luthor but his acting caliber might be enough to sell the character just the way mcavoy did with professor x. i hope they get him in this film to at least increase the chances of success, because the whole movie is a make or break with over the top risk having a very known figure like ben affleck as batman, a very attractive but skinny newcomer in gal gadot as wonderwoman, rumors of jason mamoa as an unknown villain. i hope this all turns well.

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