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Report: Bryan Cranston to play Lex Luthor in 'Man of Steel' sequel

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    Bryan Cranston poses backstage with his awards for outstanding male actor in a drama series for "Breaking Bad" and for outstanding cast in a motion picture for "Argo" at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 27, 2013. (Reuters)

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    Bryan Cranston appears on the August 2013 issue of GQ. (Nathaniel Goldberg / GQ)

It looks like Bryan Cranston may be keeping the bald look going long after "Breaking Bad" ends this fall.

According to a report from, the three-time Emmy winner has been cast to play another bald villain — Lex Luthor — in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel.

Ben Affleck cast as Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel

The role would reunite Cranston with his "Argo" co-star and director, Ben Affleck, who will play Batman in the film, which will pit the caped crusader against Superman (Henry Cavill). Affleck's casting caused quite a stir on the Internet when it was announced on Thursday. However, the addition of Cranston might be more warmly received considering how well he has rocked the no-hair look for his acclaimed turn as chemistry teacher-turned-meth cook Walter White on "Breaking Bad."

Cranston, 57, would join a prestigious group of actors who have played Superman's famous nemesis, including Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey, who is also going up against Cranston for the Best Actor in a Drama category at the Emmys for his role in Netflix's "House of Cards."

So far, Cranston has been silent on the casting rumors. 

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