Zack Snyder Passed On Casting Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor For Jesse Eisenberg
Zack Snyder Passed On Casting Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor For Jesse Eisenberg


Back in 2013, it was announced that Bryan Cranston was announced to play Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman. Remember this is back when we were all pissed that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. Man, what a difference 3 years makes. Well, now we can be pissed that Zack Snyder decided to go with Jesse Eisenberg instead, because he loved his….Jimmy Olsen audition. Fucking hell. 

And after the 32-year-old actor left the meeting, Snyder turned to his wife: “I was like, ‘Wow, that guy is crazy… Debbie, what about Jesse as Lex? At that point, they had were still interviewing actors about the Luthor role – most of them older, more imposing figures, such as Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.  “We talked about the usual suspects that you would imagine; any actor who has been bald, probably,” Synder says. “Bryan Cranston would have been great, right? And by the way, he’s an amazing actor. Can you imagine how different the movie would be?”

Oh, I’m imagining. I’m definitely imagining. Like it’s one thing to take perceived risks in casting (Heath Ledger) when people questioning that casting are dumb, but it’s totally another thing to take a risk in casting when you’re dumb. Like Zack Snyder. So not only do we have a movie that introduces a new Batman, “debuts” Wonder Woman, and attempts to catch up with Marvel as quickly as it can by launching a franchise with a sorta kinda sequel of a movie that was never intended to launch a franchise to begin with, we now have Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor instead of Bryan Cranston because Snyder thought he was smarter than everybody else in the room. I actually kinda feel sorry for people who waited their wholes lives for this movie and now have no choice but to defend this piece of shit despite staring directly at its bloated, convoluted carcass. I guess the go to weapon of choice now is to say critics have no idea what they’re talking about since Batman V Superman is making money. Wal-Mart makes money. For real, like it wasn’t going to make money. It’s just a shit movie. Were the critics wrong about Deadpool? The Dark Knight? Batman Begins? Iron Man? I mean, shit. Were they wrong about The Incredibles? Or are they just wrong about this one particular superhero movie that you can’t accept is bad AS A MOVIE? I’ll leave that up to you to decide. I’m gonna go watch a Fixer Upper marathon I have to delete before my girlfriend gets home. You understand. 


Also, you can read my Batman V Superman review again if you want. You know you want to. Don’t fight it. 

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The 65th Emmy Awards Were Last Night

 

As my headline clearly points out, the 65th Emmys were last night. Here are some winners you may care about. And if you're don't punch your nearest coworker over the fact that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul were robbed, I say unto you: Get away from me you workers of lawlessness. I never knew you.

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad, AMC

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family, ABC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

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Bryan Cranston Is Lex Luthor, Ben Affleck To Appear In 13 Movies As Batman
Bryan Cranston Is Lex Luthor, Ben Affleck To Appear In 13 Movies As Batman

 

Our techincal issues appear to be over. Apparently the server can't stand to see me cry. But here's a story that might make nerds cry: Ben Affleck has signed a 13-feature deal with Warner Bros. to appear as Batman. BEN AFFLECK WILL BE BATMAN IN 13 MOVIES. Also, Bryan Cranston has been typecast as a soulless monster who destroys everything good. Cosmic Book News reports:

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. DC also does have major interest in bringing Matt Damon into the Justice League now that Affleck is on board, and it is rumored that he is being considered for Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.

So, the deal starts this year, and if they make a DC universe movie every year for the next 13 years, Ben Affleck will be 54. Still too young to play Batman in The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Wait, who just typed that? I don't even know what that is. What's a "Batman"? I lift weights and I don't even own a computer because volunteering at the cute puppy shelter keeps me busy. 'Sup, ladies?

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Bryan Cranston Was A 90s Power Rangers Villain
Bryan Cranston Was A 90s Power Rangers Villain

 

Since we're all waiting for Breaking Bad to come back into our lives so Walter White can finally die and return his evil soul to hell from which it came, Bryan Cranston is making the rounds on late night talk shows where he told everybody on The Colbert Report that he once did voice acting for the iconic 90s mess, The Power Rangers (I'd still do you hard Pink Ranger). So when he showed up to do Jay Leno, they played a clip. I think the video is supposed to show the effects of being married to a woman named Skylar.

 

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