Posted by RogueShadow (10331 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Who should Play Lex Luthor? (58 votes)

Bryan Cranston 21%
Benedict Cumberbatch 16%
Mads Mikkelsen 2%
Idris Elba 17%
Johnny Lee Miller 0%
Other 45%

Lex Luthor will inevitably make an appearance in the DCverse, the question is, who should play him?

#1 Posted by spidermanandsuperman (283 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo DiCaprio

#2 Posted by RustyRoy (12001 posts) - - Show Bio

Ralph Fiennes

#3 Posted by JohnnyGat (1563 posts) - - Show Bio

Jim Rash or his Doppeldeaner

#4 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

nobody. no more luther. try some other villains. i'm tired of that bald head humping old ladies for money. spacey destroyed the character for movies.

#5 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly though Kevin Spacey was a great fit with the right scripting.

But if you want Luther, I think Guy Pierce or John Hamm would be good picks.

#6 Edited by Supreme Marvel (11264 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Fassbener or Sam Rockwell or Michael Rosenbaum.

#7 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I reckon they should just get someone new in the role.

#8 Edited by MarcosVergara14 (429 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Rosenbaum he did a really good job in smallville

#9 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

timothy olpyhant from justfied

#10 Posted by Bruxae (13470 posts) - - Show Bio

Rosenbaum.

#11 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone but Rosenbaum. I hate it when people say Rosenbaum. Seriously, he's being too goddamn greedy by wanting to play Luthor in the MOS series. He was good, yes. But let others play the damn character.

#12 Posted by The_Tree (7283 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Strong.

#13 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10256 posts) - - Show Bio

Idris Elba, people should stop casting in lesser characters and as the black token guy.

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

Anyone but Rosenbaum. I hate it when people say Rosenbaum. Seriously, he's being too goddamn greedy by wanting to play Luthor in the MOS series. He was good, yes. But let others play the damn character.

....Really? You know that acting is his job, right? You aren't "greedy" when you're looking for lucrative work.

#15 Posted by tparks (4886 posts) - - Show Bio

Daniel Day Lewis

#16 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@fadetoblackbolt: You are when you're shooting for the same role you already did but in a whole new franchise. That's just hogging. Seriously, he's done the job. Move along. Give chance to others. Bale has done so with his Bats. Rosenbaum should do the same with his Luthor.

#17 Posted by darthbatman (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Hugo Weaving!

#18 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks: lincoln vs an alien. make it happen hollywood.

#19 Edited by TheAcidSkull (18019 posts) - - Show Bio
Online
#20 Posted by AllStarSuperman (21697 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by Kairan1979 (16723 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody. No more Luthor. He was a villain in nearly all the Superman movies. Let the others have their chance.

#22 Posted by QueenCorp15 (1032 posts) - - Show Bio

I rather not have luthor in any MOS film

#23 Posted by tparks (4886 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by silkyballfro94 (1676 posts) - - Show Bio

John McCain

#25 Posted by TexasDingo (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Billy Zane

#26 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio
This guy

#27 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly would have no Luthor in this franchise, but given how MOS ended...we will get a Luthor. Hopefully backed up by Metallo or Parasite.

#28 Posted by StrangeMan (410 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously, I mean, the guy's got all the assets:

  • He's awesome
  • He's bald
  • He's awesome and bald

What else could you possibly want

#29 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7820 posts) - - Show Bio

Mogan Freeman.

Who cares if he's black. I mean, they did it to Kingpin and everyone loved the movie.

(sarcasm, of course.)

#30 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1200 posts) - - Show Bio

I never thought about it but Benedict Cumberbatch would actually be terrific. He was terrific as Khan in Star Trek, and in that movie Khan was incredibly intelligent as well as ruthless, just like Lex Luthor.

#31 Posted by Perethorn (3346 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously, I mean, the guy's got all the assets:

  • He's awesome
  • He's bald
  • He's awesome and bald

What else could you possibly want

LOL.

#32 Posted by TDK_1997 (14693 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone but Rosenbaum. I hate it when people say Rosenbaum. Seriously, he's being too goddamn greedy by wanting to play Luthor in the MOS series. He was good, yes. But let others play the damn character.

This.

#33 Edited by dngn4774 (3017 posts) - - Show Bio

@perethorn said:

@strangeman said:

Obviously, I mean, the guy's got all the assets:

  • He's awesome
  • He's bald
  • He's awesome and bald

What else could you possibly want

LOL.

He was already Sinestro, re-casts are a bit of a pet peeve of mine. I'd go with either John Hamm or Vin Diesel. My reasons for wanting Vin Diesel in this is because he looks like STAS Luthor and I'd like to see him in something recent that isn't Fast & Furious. John Hamm's just an amazing actor period.

#34 Edited by MaccyD (3965 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774: Vin Diesel will be in Avengers 2 so maybe not the best if DC dont want to get the audience confused between franchises.

#35 Posted by The_Legendary_SuperSaiyan_Hulk (9883 posts) - - Show Bio

Vin Diesel.

#36 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

Gene Hackman

#37 Edited by logy5000 (5732 posts) - - Show Bio

Mogan Freeman.

Who cares if he's black. I mean, they did it to Kingpin and everyone loved the movie.

(sarcasm, of course.)

Morgan Freeman should play Darkseid, because he's a god. (See what I did there?)

#38 Edited by logy5000 (5732 posts) - - Show Bio

Gene Hackman

He sure did a good job in the first 4 movies.

#39 Posted by JamesKM716 (1992 posts) - - Show Bio

Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Richard Armitage, or Daniel Day-Lewis... Though that would be terrifying because that would mean we'd have a real life super villain.

#40 Posted by Chaos Prime (10842 posts) - - Show Bio

@logy5000 said:

@chaos_prime said:

Gene Hackman

He sure did a good job in the first 4 movies.

He sure did imo

#41 Posted by jayskee (1905 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Strong

#42 Edited by ganon15 (1446 posts) - - Show Bio
#43 Posted by Pr0metheus (5087 posts) - - Show Bio

Patrick Stewart

#44 Posted by ccraft (5202 posts) - - Show Bio

Idris Elba? sigh... yes he's a good actor, but from the movies I've seen him in I don't think he would make a good Luthor.

Rosenbaum, hell no. Idk if it's just me but Smallville was horrible, so was his Lex Luthor.

Vin Diesel? I don't know if he'd be able to get it right, maybe he could but I'd hate hearing the back lash from CV. It would be cool to the scene in All Star Superman were Diesel, Lex, working out and Clark interviewing him (right before the Parasite attacked them).

Kevin Spacy, no.

Mark Strong, Sinestro guys!? Come on!

John Hamm, why do so many people have a boner for this guy? I'm kidding, I think he should just stay out for any comic character. People wanted him for Superman, Batman, now Luthor? I personally don't see him as any of them.

Bryan Cranston, was my choice. I don't think Luthor will place a huge role, maybe as a public speaker condemning Superman and I think Cranston would be perfect for that. He's played as that type of character before, public speaker acting good, but away from the cameras he's a bad guy.

#45 Posted by ccraft (5202 posts) - - Show Bio

My main two picks Vin Diesel and Bryan Cranston, they would make pretty good Luthors, different types of Luthor anyways. Vin Diesel could pull of the strong and smart Luthor, the one similar to All Star Superman. I really never considered Diesel as a possibility, but when I thought about it, he'd make a pretty cool Lex Luthor. Diesel sells, it would be the smart thing to do.

#46 Posted by MyNameIsChris (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Elba or Cumberbatch.

#47 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6637 posts) - - Show Bio

Idris Elba for everything!

I would rather have Bryan Cranston play Commissioner Gordon.

#48 Posted by Marionettegeist (1912 posts) - - Show Bio

Idris Elba for everything!

I would rather have Bryan Cranston play Commissioner Gordon.

Yes!