Jesse Eisenberg Cast as Lex Luthor

Is this some sort of Joke DC? I mean I had to read this story twice so that I could look for some sort of clues telling me that this was really a joke. However, I have found no evidence that it is a joke. Apparently Warner Bros. and DC in all their infinite wisdom have figured out who the best actor is to play Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor. Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder Batman vs Superman, Justice League movie, or Man of Steel sequel. Not really sure what they are calling it these days.

I sort of think that they are just throwing in the towel at this point. Ben Affleck as Batman was one thing, but Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is just plain ridiculous! Obviously someone wrote Zack Snyder a check before they found out that he is actually working for Marvel. It’s sabotage I tell you! No one in their right mind would pick the kid from Social Network and Zombieland to play this part. Don’t get me wrong I actually really like Jesse Eisenberg as an actor, but only when he’s in the right roles. I mean seriously though, out of all the amazing actors in Hollywood to choose from Jesse Eisenberg was their first choice? Or even second, third or fourth choice???

Mr. Zack Snyder had this to say about his casting choice;
“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.”

I think I’m in shock right now. I tried to be supportive of Batfleck but to me this is just plain idiotic…As always I want to know what you think about this Nerd Nation. Do you think that Jesse Eisenberg will make a good Lex Luthor or do you think that Zack Snyder is purposely trying to bury this movie before it ever gets off the ground? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below or on the Facebook page.

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