Bryan Cranston is an actor fans have wanted to play in a few different roles in the comic book universe. Before Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman, there were petitions to cast the Breaking Bad actor in the role. Of course, that never happened, but considering how many characters there are in both Marvel and DC comic book mythology, there are a myriad of them that Cranston would be able to play.
But which would he actually want to play? Cranston was asked this very question in an episode of Geeking Out, an AMC video series. Here's what he had to say in response:
“I’m interested in creating a role. I’d love to do something that hasn’t been done before. Lex Luthor, there’s been a lot of that. I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner Gordon. It’s like, I would be one in several...and I would kind of like to carve out a new identity. Mister Sinister has always been someone…that would be very cool.
This makes sense from the perspective of an actor. If you give them a role that others have played, it's not only more difficult for you to make it your own, but it's more difficult for audiences to think of you as that character. In getting cast as someone who's never been on the big screen, you have an opportunity to truly shape a character from the ground up, which is a playground for any actor.
It's hard to tell when this video was filmed, but this video comes on the heels of the confirmation (from the commentary on the home release of X-Men: Apocalypse) that Mister Sinister will be the main villain of The Wolverine III. The Wolverine III has, unfortunately, already finished filming, and as such, it's highly unlikely that Cranston got to take on that particular role, which kind of sucks.
What do you think? What role would you like to see Cranston take on? Do you think there's the slightest chance that he managed to escape to a set for a few months and play Mister Sinister without anyone noticing? Let us know in the comments down below!
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SOURCE: Geeking Out