Mark Strong ("Kick Ass," "Sherlock Holmes") is reportedly wanted for the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel.
The rumor comes from a DC Entertainment source for CBN who says both director Zack Snyder and studio Warner Brothers specifically want Strong for the part.
David Goyer is already reportedly working on the script for the sequel which is being fast tracked. Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are expected to return as Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane.
Pre-production is rumored to be getting underway at the end of the year ahead of filming starting early 2014. This would likely indicate a Summer 2015 release.