Bryan Cranston has been cast as supervillain Lex Luther in a Man of Steel sequel that will also feature Henry Cavill reprising his role of Superman and, regrettably, Ben Affleck playing Batman, reports Cosmic Book News. The Cranston news is all rumor at this point—unlike the Affleck jaw-dropper that not only is confirmed, it's already the stuff of memes—but you'd have to be someone who fell into a coma roughly around the end of the Malcolm in the Middle series finale to not buy the casting call. Cranston has proven he can play bald evil very, very well. He'd be a more than fitting Lex Luther.
Also, Cosmic Book News says that Cranston has signed on for six (!) appearances as Lex:
Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in what is said to be at least a six "appearance" deal (think of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury popping up in every Marvel movie in the run-up to Avengers) and may be as high as ten.
Look for the official announcement to follow the conclusion to the final season of Breaking Bad as WB wants to dovetail off the end of that. Regarding Ben Affleck, we are told he has allegedly a 13-appearance deal for Batman.
DC is going to have all of their main characters liberally appearing or at least mentioned in all of their movies to portray a more connected world than what Marvel Studios has done so far.
And I'm not 100% sure if you should buy this rumor, but Cosmic also reports that none other than Matt Damon is being considered for the role of Aquaman. Vinny Chase, congrats: you're off another movie.