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Joaquin Phoenix for Superman vs. Batman Villain?
The Villain? Him? From Her?
By Robert T. Trate
December 19, 2013
The Man of Steel sequel hits theaters on July 17, 2015.
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It looks as if the reviews of and buzz around Spike Jonze’s HER (see our review here) might just catapult Joaquin Phoenix into his next role. If it fact Variety news report is accurate, that role may be the villain in Superman vs. Batman (or Batman vs. Superman).
Sources are telling Variety “that the studio wants the Oscar-nominated actor for a role in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman pic. However, it’s very early in the process and even if Warners offers Phoenix a role, it’s not clear he would accept as the actor has steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years, leaning towards movies with a more prestige feel”.
Could this role be in fact Lex Luthor? It would be an odd choice, but not a role that Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t do. This is all speculation at this point and nothing is official... yet.
Sound off below Maniacs, what do you think of Joaquin Phoenix in Superman vs. Batman?