Bryan Cranston laughs off rumors about Lex Luthor role

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The actor spoke with The Boston Globe about the improbable rumor that he could play Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel 2 – Superman vs. Batman , and that he had signed for six films in all.

“I’ve heard that too. Six? This is all news to me,” the “Breaking Bad” actor said.

“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.”

Asked if he would turn to Gene Hackman for advice if he picked up the role, he replied: “I can just see how that phone call would go. ‘Gene? Hi, this is Bryan Cranston.’ ‘Who? Bryan Cranston? What do you want? How did you get this number?’ ”

Meanwhile, the last episode where you can see Bryan Cranston as Walter White on “Breaking Bad” is scheduled for September 29.