Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has hinted that he was close to signing a multi-picture deal to play Commissioner James Gordon in the DC universe.
“I’ve been asked to take a look at Commissioner James Gordon,” the Walter White depicter revealed.
“And it’s well, I would be one in several [movies].” Of why he passed on the offer, the actor explained, “I’d kind of
like to carve out a new identity.
Bryan Cranston, 60, actually voiced James Gordon in the 2011 animated film Batman: Year One, reported Aceshowbiz. He then became a fan favourite to portray Lex Luthor, but he said several times in the past that he was never approached by Warner Brothers or Zack Snyder.
Luthor is eventually played by Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is expected to rise his role in Justice League while Gordon will be portrayed by JK Simmons.
Earlier it was reported Bryan Cranston has been roped in to play Zordon in the Power Rangers remake. The 60-year-old six-time Emmy winner broke the news on Twitter.
“Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie! T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor?,” he wrote, noting that Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, was named after him.
The Kung Fu Panda actor has worked with the Power Rangers franchise previously as well, voicing Snizard and Twin Man on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in the early ’90s.
The film will chronicle the adventures of five high school students who must save the planet, which includes their town of Angel Grove, from alien destruction.
Elizabeth Banks is playing the villain, Rita Repulsa, while the young cast includes Becky G as Yellow Ranger Trini, Ludi Lin as Black Ranger Zack, Dacre Montgomery as Red Ranger Jason, Naomi Scott as Pink Ranger Kimberly, and RJ Cyler as Blue Ranger Billy.
( With PTI inputs)