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Joaquin Phoenix Could Be Lex Luthor in 'Batman vs. Superman'

Warner Bros. allegedly wants the actor to play the villain.

There's been A LOT of speculation and babbling over who could potentially be Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel, but according to Variety, Warner Bros. has its eyes set on a specific actor: Joaquin Phoenix. However, the website adds this is still "very early in the process" and even if the studio gives the Oscar-winner an offer, there's obviously no guarantee he'll accept. Variety adds Phoenix is possibly considering an offer for another film as well. Furthermore, Variety says its sources couldn't say specifically what the role is, though "it's believed to be for the main antagonist, which is likely to be Lex Luthor."

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Batman vs. Superman (or whatever it'll be called) is currently scheduled to open July 17, 2015. Zack Snyder will still direct and he's co-writing the script with David S. Goyer. Viners, do you think Phoenix would be a good Lex? Let us know below.

Source: Variety