Michael Rosenbaum Lays Claim to Lex Luthor Role in 'Man of Steel 2'
Smallville star and bald-head aficionado Michael Rosenbaum has used the ancient thespian art of “calling dibs” for the character of Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. Rosenbaum went on twitter to establish his dominance over his previoius role, specifically calling out Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. The whole affair was in response to a Buzzfocus article that listed off potential Luthors. No word yet on whether Rosenbaum’s comments will lead to a traditonal Hollywood bald-off.
In all seriousness, most Smallville fans would agree that Rosenbaum’s portrayal of Superman’s arch nemesis brought new life to the character. It’s unlikely, however, that Warner Bros. would cast a television Lex Luthor as a movie Lex Luthor. Buzzfocus also nominated Smallville's John Glover, Breaking Bad's Dean Norris, Fantastic Four's Michael Chiliks, Walk the Line's Joaquin Phoenix, and Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage.
Personally though, my money’s on Mad Men’s John Hamm.