Joaquin Phoenix Eyed for 'Superman-Batman' Villain Despite Not Being Hairless in Anything

December 18, 2013


Batman/Superman director Zack Snyder is reportedly using some of his storied "visionary" skills to finally look beyond just bald guys in the casting of his Lex Luthor. According to Variety, now he and Warner Bros. are looking to cast the iconic villain role with Her's Joaquin Phoenix--a choice so bold and interesting that, naturally, it probably won't happen. The trade notes that "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." They add that Phoenix is "also weighing an offer on the Gus Van Sant pic Sea of Trees and is believed to still be considering that offer as well." Still, for those desperate for a Joaquin Phoenix action figure, this at least offers hope beyond finally winning a Ladder 49 toy auction.

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