We don't usually cover big screen happenings here on TVRage (for obvious reasons), but this story is just too big to ignore. Multiple major news outlets are reporting that 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston has inked a deal to portray classic Superman villain Lex Luthor in the still untitled sequel to 'Man of Steel.' Not only that, but additional reporting has Cranston in line to make somewhere from 10-13 total appearances as the character in future DC comic book films. This echoes the contract signed by Ben Affleck, whose announcement as the new Batman actor effectively blew up the Internet recently.
At least that's what people like Rolling Stone are reporting on their front page. The one entertainment news site that doesn't seem to be taking the story at face value is ScreenCrush, who posted this "rumor buster" just a few hours ago. According to ScreenCrush, the originally cited report of Cranston's casting is obviously false. The site points out odd sounding things in the report, like the claim that Cranston has signed on for multiple 'Batman Vs. Superman' films. Also, and this is the part that screams fake more than anything, the original report claims that producers are trying to get noted Affleck comrade Matt Damon to play Aquaman. While that certainly could happen, it just doesn't sound very plausible or likely.
What do you guys and gals think? Is Bryan Cranston the new Lex Luthor? Or has the Internet once again collectively fallen for an instance of erroneous reporting?