We previously posted the following image of Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor on the Cosmic Book News Facebook page after discovering it making the rounds on various social networks.
Thought to be fan-made, we included it in one of our posts, but now it’s being said to be a possible leak.
Described as a “press image,” the Lex Luthor Forbes mock-up was posted to IMDb yesterday, but quickly taken down with the IMDb editors apparently not responding when questioned about it.
It’s possible it could be fake, as IMDb is a user generated site, but usually the site editors add the images (I believe) with everything getting approved.
If legit, the image gives some teasers for the upcoming Batman/Superman movie set to star Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
We see obvious references to the Kryptonian invasion with “planet in peril” as well as the cover quote.
We get an interesting description of WayneTech having some sort of problems – financial?
Put it all together, and we see it leads to the people getting behind Lex Luthor as it’s noted how he became the savior of Metropolis.
The potential image leak comes after Cosmic Book News let it be known that Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor in the as-of-yet untitled Batman/Superman film.
The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.
For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.