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

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."

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

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