Variety has broken the news that apparently WB/DC is eyeing actor Joaquin Phoenix for the role of the main villain in the upcoming Batman/Superman film set for 2015.
Though sources couldn’t confirm what the role is, it’s believed to be for the main antagonist, which is likely to be Lex Luthor. Names like Jason Momoa and Callan Mulvey have been linked to the film but even if those actors are cast, sources are saying that they wouldn’t play the main villain, and that Warners has always wanted someone who would be a slam dunk in the role.
While many would agree that Joaquin isn’t who anyone would first think of when the name Lex Luthor is dropped, but given his recent track record of films the actor does indeed have the capability to own that role.
Batman/Superman is currently slated for a July 17th 2015 release date.