Mark Strong - Mark Strong To Play Lex Luthor In Man Of Steel Sequel?

British actor Mark Strong has fuelled reports suggesting he is set to portray Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the Man Of Steel sequel after refusing to confirm or deny the casting rumours.

The Sherlock Holmes star was recently tipped to take on the role of the villain in director Zack Snyder's forthcoming film, and Strong has done little to silence the claims.

When asked about the casting news by DigitalSpy.com, he coyly replied, "All I can say is... watch this space."

If Strong does sign on, he will follow in the footsteps of Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey, who have both famously brought the character to life on film.

It's not the only casting mystery surrounding the Man of Steel sequel - rumours have swirled about who will play Batman since Snyder confirmed that the Caped Crusader will feature in the follow-up at last month's (Jul13) Comic Con event in San Diego, California.

Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Joe Manganiello have all been mentioned as possible contenders for the coveted role, taking over from Christian Bale, who stepped down following the completion of Christoper Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the planned sequel.


Contactmusic

Tags: Mark Strong


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Mark Strong Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mark Strong

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All