Rumor: Ben Affleck Wants Who To Play Mr. Mxyzptlk In Man Of Steel 2?
Here comes you WTF rumor of the day. A lot of the news on the Man Of Steel sequel has died down ever since Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. Oh sure there have been the speculative rumor here and there, such as Wonder Woman being in the film, but concrete news has been pretty dry.
Well get ready for another rumor, and it’s a doozy. According to Radar they have a source close to Ben Affleck that is suggesting he has been talking to his neighbor Larry David. Big deal right? Well hold on to your hats, because their source is saying Affleck is talking to David about the possibility of him appearing as Mr. Mxyzptlk in the upcoming Superman sequel. “The pair chatted about the idea with earnest abandon throughout the course of Emmy weekend. Larry has long been courted by the big budget superhero industrial complex, being linked to roles in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man sequels nearly a decade ago,” says Radar’s anonymous source. “But Ben is somebody he trusts and enjoys spending time with and this could be the right situation for Larry to finally appear in a huge-grossing hit film. Fun speculation that it could be for the famed Superman enemy role of Mr. Mxyzptlk could make this piece more exciting, since Larry is a dead ringer for the character.”
Another little tidbit from their “source” is that Affleck is taking over production and that “he could come out of this with a producer credit.” What that all entails is anyone’s guess.
My own personal feelings is that this story is bogus. I highly doubt, with the type of universe they have set up, that they are look to introduce Mr. Mxyzptlk. Although weirder things have happened. Also, while I don’t doubt that Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers appreciate input from Affleck, him taking over the production the way they are suggesting seems pretty far fetched to me. Regardless make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest.
Source : Radar