Joaquin Phoenix wanted for Villain role in Batman vs. Superman?

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It seems like Warner Bros. know who they want to play the main villain of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie – Joaquin Phoenix. Could he become Lex Luthor?

Ever since Man of Steel was released this past June and the announcement that sequel will be coming in 2015, many had wondered who the main villain of the piece would be and, what with all the Lexcorp Easter eggs in the first film, would it be Lex Luthor? joaquin phoenix Joaquin Phoenix wanted for Villain role in Batman vs. Superman?

Bryan Cranston was rumoured to be in the running, but that seems to be just rumours as Variety have stated that the studio are looking to sign Joaquin Phoenix. If that is for Luthor is anyone’s guess, but just the mere mention of Phoenix’s name makes us really interested.

Having star turns in such films as Gladiator, The Master and the upcoming Her, Joaquin Phoenix is an incredible tour de force of an actor and will bring some brilliance to the movie should he accept.

Whilst not known for starring in blockbusters, Phoenix has stated that he would like to do a couple in the future. Could Batman vs. Superman be his first? Let’s hope so.

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