Yep, I’m having trouble picturing this one too, but it’s been confirmed that the Social Network actor will fit his head into a bald cap and fill the expensive shoes of Lex Luther for the Batman Vs Superman movie, which Zack Snyder will direct. Following the success of Man Of Steel Snyder has been somewhat reluctant to label this feature a sequel, but with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman it’s hard to view this as anything else.
So far the cast is fleshing out as follows: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will all return to their roles they played in Man Of Steel. Some fans, probably the same ones who choked on their party bag of Doritos following the Affleck casting news, have taken to their mayonnaise encrusted keyboards to voice their anger over Eisenberg’s casting, but Snyder had this to say:
“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”
And to think they could have had this guy or this guy.