Variety is reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is apparently in talks to play a significant part in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs Superman. The role is said to be that of the sequel’s main villain, presumed to be Lex Luthor. At this moment in time, no more is known on this story, but expect more as it becomes available.
Phoenix is best known for his performances in the likes of Walk the Line, The Village, Buffalo Soldiers, Gladiator and last year’s The Master. Currently, he stars in Spike Jonze’s Her, which is due to hit selected screens this week.
At present, Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel has Henry Cavill returning as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and a return for Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Batman vs Superman is scheduled for a 17th July, 2015 release.