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According to several internet reports, Emmy Award winning actor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") has been cast as 'Lex Luthor' in director Zack Snyder's developing "Man Of Steel" sequel, with the working title "Batman Vs Superman". Cranston was reportedly signed to appear in at least six DC superhero movies, as Superman's arch-nemesis, throughout a developing series of "DC Universe" films, including "Justice League".

The original 'Alexander Joseph "Lex" Luthor', created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, debuted in "Action Comics" #23 (April 1940), with a full head of red hair, described as "...a power-mad, evil scientist" of high intelligence and incredible technological prowess. Luthor's goal of killing 'Superman' was to be a stepping stone to his evil domination of the universe.

In subsequent comic books, Luthor became hairless as the result of an artist's mistake. A 1960 story by Jerry Siegel expanded upon Luthor's origin and motivations, revealing him to »

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