Affleck’s star-power saw a huge decline in the wake of failed big-budget films Paycheck, Surviving Christmas, and Daredevil. However, Affleck’s prestige has seen a huge surge once again on the backs of the films Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo – the first two he also wrote. Even before last year’s Argo won Best Picture at the Oscars, the studios have continued to be impressed with Affleck’s work and the opportunity to have him direct a potential Justice League film seems almost assured to be a huge factor in the recent choice to cast Affleck.
However, even if fans don’t cool to the idea of Affleck playing Batman, there’s at least one rumored casting choice that fans everywhere seem to agree with: Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor. If rumors flying around the Internet are to be believed, the role seems to be Cranston’s at this point with an official announcement theorized to be after the series finale of Breaking Bad.
Rumors indicate a potential six “appearance” movie deal at the very least, with some saying it could be as high as ten, which is being likened to the deal that Samuel Jackson has for Marvel and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) The Avengers for his Nick Fury role. And by Monday, the rumors surrounding Cranston’s deal were being reported by several mainstream publications, including Rolling Stone.