Batman Vs. Superman Casts Its Lex Luthor And Alfred

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Warner dropped a bombshell in casting news for Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman vs. Superman movie.

Jesse Eisenberg has been cast to play Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will take over the role of Alfred.

First impressions of this massive news? I think Eisenberg will knock it out of the park. I am sure the trolls are already out crapping all over the news but this is a great choice. Why? Go watch The Social Network, for which Eisenberg was nominated for an Oscar.

That’s fu**ing Lex Luthor in his 30’s!!!

I think his Luthor will be similar to a Zuckerberg with a beyond genius I.Q.

The Jeremy Irons casting is just gravy. When you can go from Michael Caine in Nolan’s trilogy to Irons, you have made another winning decision.

The Man of Steel sequel releases on May 6, 2016. Read the official press release below.



Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Snyder stated, “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.”

The director added, “As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”


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