Not so fast, movie fans.
Despite clear excitement over rumors that Bryan Cranston will portray Lex Luthor in the 2015 Man of Steel sequel, the actor spoke to The Boston Globe late last week and made it very clear: those are just rumors.
"This is all news to me," he said of chatter that his role as Superman's arch nemesis was a done deal.
The Emmy winner went on to joke:
“I think that maybe my name is bandied about because I’m known to be bald. ‘What bald guy can we get?’ The reality is they can take any actor and shave his head or put a bald cap on him.”
Ben Affleck, of course, has been cast as Batman in the upcoming blockbuster, with some fans so irate over that move that they're petitioning Warner Bros. to change its mind.
We doubt that will happen. But at least Cranston didn't role out his participation as Lex Luthor... right?!? A site can dream, can't it?