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The star of awards season hopeful Her is considering the offer of a baddie's role in Man of Steel 2 – could he be Lex Luthor?

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Joaquin Phoenix is considering an offer to play the main villain in the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel, dubbed "Batman vs Superman", reports Variety.

The three-times Oscar-nominated star of current awards season hopeful Her may even be in line to play Superman's traditional nemesis Lex Luthor, though talks are said to be at a very early stage. Any appointment would mark something of a coup for director Zack Snyder and studio Warner Brothers, with Phoenix having largely eschewed mainstream roles in favour of arthouse and indie fare since his standout turn as usurper emperor Commodus in 2000's Gladiator.

Phoenix is also said to be considering a role in Gus van Sant's next film, »

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