Who Will Play Lex Luthor?
So, Ben Affleck is Batman. There are greater tragedies in life. Perhaps "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder can atone for his sins and cast a fan favorite in the role of super villain Lex Luthor, who has been played by guys like Kevin Spacey and Gene Hackman in the past.
Bryan Cranston (+400)
Fresh of the final season of "Breaking Bad", Cranston could jump right into the role of Luthor. He's got the acting range and the comic wit to pull off Superman's arch-nemesis.
Mark Strong (+600)
Strong is no stranger to playing the bad guy and has already got a foot in the door of the DC Universe, playing good guy-turned-bad Sinestro in "Green Lantern". That may work against him if they want to tie everything into a "Justice League" movie.
Mackenzie Gray (+700)
Gray was in "Man of Steel", playing the role of Jax-Ur, one of Krypton's baddies. He also played an aged Lex Luthor clone in the Superman TV series "Smallville". Not sure how they pull this off, but he's high on the list.
Alexander Skarsgard / Mads Mikkelsen (+1,000)
Skarsgard has risen to fame in the vampire series "True Blood" while Mikkelsen is best known as the blood-crying bad guy in the Bond flick "Casino Royale" and taking on the role of Hannibal Lecter in the TV series "Hannibal".
Jason Isaacs / Billy Zane (+1,200)
Billy Zane gets a nod simply because he pulls off the bald head so easily. Plus he was a total dick in "Titanic". Isaac is better known as "Lucius Malfoy" from the Harry Potter franchise but has connections to DC, stemming from voice work in Batman and Green Lantern cartoons. Smell that value.
John Malkovich can be had at +1,400, if you think Luthor should feed on the dreams of small children. Liam Neeson and his "special set of skills" are priced at +1,600, and Jeff Bridges - AKA The Dude - is listed at +1,700. He'd really tie the movie together, man...
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"Ben Kingsly for Lex ???....Sorry SIR Ben Kingsly.......................If not him my money's on Steve-O"
1* Under Rangers/Jets (8:05 ET): I anticipate that the linesmakers could drop this number to an even 5.0 goal total, so perhaps you may want to bet this one Under quickly. You might be surprised at this because the Rangers have gone Over in five straight games while the Jets have gone Over in three straight. But tonight should be a different story.
The Rangers allowed three goals in the third period in Sunday's loss to the Capitals, which shouldn't happen again, regardless if it's Henrik Lundqvist or Cam Talbot in net. I think what's happened the last few games is a post playoff-clinch "hangover." Tonight, on the road, the team should be more focused. New York is 11-6 Under this season on the road when the total is 5.5.
As for the Jets, they'd allowed two goals or fewer in six of seven games prior to Sunday's 4-3 loss to Chicago (I had Over there). Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec had a 1.15 GAA his previous six starts before taking that loss. Lay the juice to get the 5.5 for this one. 1* Under Rangers/Jets
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