'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' is coming out very soon in 2016 and what better way to get excited for it, than list actors who could nail the Lex Luthor role? For this role, the actors have to have a good scalp shape, be charismatic and diabolic. Lex Luthor, although he doesn't have any superpowers, he is the arch nemesis of Superman. He fights by gaining the support of the people. Here it is, our top picks:
5. Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs is one of the most underrated actors of our time. He has done serious roles in many movies such as 'The Patriot' and the 'Harry Potter' series. He was incredibly sinister as Draco Malfoy's father, but he hasn't had a break out role. He has got the charisma and the acting skills.
4. Mads Mikkelsen
Mads Mikkelsen is the ultimate bad guy. He steals every single scene in 'Hannibal' and he was unforgettable in 'Casino Royale'. He doesn't have the same look as Lex Luthor in the comics but he can put a great spin on the character.
3. Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown would not be in many people's lists because he clearly looks different than the other contestants on this list because of his physique. An unknown fact is that he voiced Lex Luthor in the animated series, which brings me to my point. He has got a better voice than every other actor on this list. He has also played the evil guard in 'Shawshank Redemption'. I am surprised that we haven't heard his name, during the casting period.
2. Bryan Cranston
He is the man who knocks. There is nothing else to say. 'Breaking Bad' made Bryan Cranston's career and it was because of his acting that 'Breaking Bad' went to history as one of the best television shows of ever made. He has always had a touch of sympathy in his Heisenberg character, it would be very interesting to see him go full evil.
1. Mark Strong
Mark Strong is one of my favourite underrated actors. He dedicates himself fully to each role that he is given. He has played villains in 'Green Lantern', 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Kick-Ass'. He has got the voice, the scalp shape, more acting chops than any other actor in this list. I think he needs a break-out role and this role would have been perfect for him.
Lex Luthor is one of the most iconic villains in comic book history. Who would you cast as Lex Luthor? Do you agree with this list? Let's discuss in the comics.