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Lex Luthor to be Played by Joaquin Phoenix

Dec 19 2013, 9:51am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

Joaquin Phoenix to Play Lex Luthor
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The Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix can reportedly play the role of Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel (Batman vs. Superman) sequel.

Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks with Joaquin Phoenix to play the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel of Man of Steel. The unnamed sources suggest that Joaquin Phoenix could play the villain role in the upcoming untitled Batman vs. Superman movie.

Variety reports that Warner Brothers studio is in early talks with the Oscar-nominated actor to play the role of Superman's arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor. Joaquin Phoenix is already getting appreciations for his latest performance in “Her”.

Joaquin Phoenix is also being offered a role in the Gus Van Sant movie “Sea of Trees”. And the actor is said to still be considering that offer as well. 

Warner Bros. has already booked stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams for the Man of Steel sequel. Zack Snyder is also returning as director of upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie. This movie will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.

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