According to a report in showbiz mag Variety, Warner Bros. is extremely interested in casting Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming superhero movie Batman vs. Superman as the main villain, which rumor says will be Lex Luthor. Zack Snyder will be directing the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, which will find Henry Cavill recreating his role as Superman, the role he played in Man of Steel, with Ben Affleck taking on the role of Batman. Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman. Joaquin next appears in Her, which opens in limited release this Friday and goes wide January 10, 2013. Filming for Batman vs. Superman is scheduled to begin next year in Michigan and is expected to hit theaters July 17, 2015.