Joaquin Phoenix is rumored to be joining "Batman vs. Superman" as Lex Luthor??

GYI0050857858.jpgVariety is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is in talks with “Her” star Joaquin Phoenix to join “Batman vs. Superman.” At this point it seems like about half of Hollywood has been attached to this project, but Phoenix is an intriguing choice especially if he’s who Warners Bros. has in mind to play Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor.

It’s not like he hasn’t played a terrific bastard villain before …

What do you think? Would Phoenix work as Luthor or would you prefer some of the other rumored candidates like Bryan Cranston or Mark Strong?