Bryan Cranston wants to play Superman`s villain

London: `Breaking Bad` actor Bryan Cranston wants to play Superman villain Lex Luthor in the upcoming film `Batman vs Superman`.

The 57-year-old actor would love to play the iconic arch nemesis of Superman in the comic book franchise and has told producers to give me a call.

"I like Lex Luthor. I think he`s misunderstood. He`s a loveable, sweet man," Cranston said.

The actor may be a good fit to play the bald-headed villain after shaving his head for his role as Walter White in hit US drama series `Breaking Bad`.

Cranston will face stiff competition from Mark Strong, who is among the Hollywood names being considered to play power-hungry Luthor in the `Man of Steel` franchise.

`Batman vs Superman` will see filmmaker Zack Snyder return as director following his hit Superman reboot, which has grossed USD 647 million worldwide since its release in June.

The Warner Bros movie is due for release in the summer of 2015 and will unite Superman - played by Henry Cavill - with caped crusader Batman for the first time.

PTI

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