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Joaquin Phoenix for Superman vs. Batman Villain?

The Villain? Him? From Her?

By Robert T. Trate     December 19, 2013
Source: Variety

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 Varietythat 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?

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captm0rgan77 12/19/2013 7:30:09 AM

 I was really hoping to see Bryan Cranston taking the roll of Lex Luther. I think he has the polarizing acting chops to pull of the devious character. 

monkeyfoot 12/19/2013 7:37:42 AM

No he is not what the average comic fan has on their list as their Luthor (I still keep a mental light burning for Luthor cartoon voice actor Clancy Brown) but I have no problem with him.

jedibanner 12/19/2013 7:52:29 AM

The Amish rapper as a villain? Cool...

He is a great actor and would certainly bring a more serious tone of acting other than Coster in this sequel (Ben Affleck has brought down the acting credibility so far below, they need more actors like Phoenix in this next movie).

Davewriter 12/19/2013 8:24:28 AM

One would think that with filming having started two weeks ago that they might get around to signing someone fairly soon.

Or else they might try doing something really different.  Just have some body holding up a "insert coor villian here" card in each needed scene, and just do a voice over.

redhairs99 12/19/2013 8:31:33 AM

 What are you talking about, Jedi?!  Affleck was da bomb in Phantoms, yo!

axia777 12/19/2013 9:16:11 AM

If he is Luthor that is cool. He is a great actor and great actors can bring anything to life. I just want them to do the Leigon of Doom Lex and not the land grabbing moron that was in the other Superman movies. That Luthor is lame and so outdated. I want the version of Luthor that is basically an evil Tony Stark. The one that made an anti-Superman suit that could box Supes and kick him in the face.


violator14 12/19/2013 9:39:45 AM

  Joaquin Phoenix as any supervillain will be the epicness.

Wiseguy 12/19/2013 9:42:50 AM

Ditto that ^^

hanso 12/19/2013 9:56:59 AM

 Lol @ Red.  That shit makes me smile everytime I hear/read it.


They gotta have Luthor scream "Am I not merciful!!!!?"

jedibanner 12/19/2013 10:05:45 AM

Haha redhairs99, forgot about THAT movie....damm....

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