It looks like Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder are looking to cast Joaquin Phoenix in their upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film!
According to Variety, they are very early in the process of trying to get the actor on board. Even if the studio does offer Phoenix a role though, would he even take it? It's not confirmed yet, but the part he's up for is believed to be Lex Luthor.
Phoenix is an amazing actor, and there's no doubt he would be incredible in the movie. But, he's been steering clear of big budget movies like this. He seems like the kind of actor now that wants to make deeper, more meaningful films. I'd be really surprised if he ended up joining this sequel.
The report goes on to say that the actor is also looking at an offer to join the Gus Van Sant directed film Sea of Trees, which seems more like something he would want to be a part of.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. What would you think of Phoenix playing Lex Luthor?