Lex Luthor’s Role Has Been Cast In Upcoming Batman Vs. Superman FilmBy: Tobias Roth - January 31, 2014
Big news is here for fans of superhero films. Something big was revealed today when the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film announced who would be playing Lex Luthor.
The film has already been delayed, and as fans wait in anticipation for what will be one of the most epic superhero films of all time, every bit of news is exciting to hear about.
The film is the sequel to Man Of Steel, and will feature the masked dark knight facing off with Superman. This will also mark the first time that Batman and Superman have appeared on screen together.
The role of Lex Luthor is also one that has been talked about for a while, and it was announced today that the role will be filled by Jesse Eisenberg. On the same day that he was cast as Lex Luthor, it was also revealed that Jeremy Irons would play Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler.
Zack Snyder will be returning as the director, and the film will retain much of the stars that appeared in the 2013 film Man Of Steel including Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
Snyder made a statement about Lex Luthor as a character and how Jesse Eisenberg will fit in with the role when saying “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.”
Ben Affleck was also added as Batman, which created a large amount of controversy at the time, and people have continued to criticize that casting choice, even starting petitions to have him removed from the film. Only time will tell how fans will deal with the latest casting decisions. People feared for another disaster that could be similar to Daredevil, and reacted strongly as a result.
Another addition has already taken place after the addition of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, which brought on some controversy as well, with people arguing over whether she looks the part of Wonder Woman.
Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s enemies, and as Jesse Eisenberg has never had such a role before, it will be interesting to see how he handles it.
He certainly showed that he could be aggressive in the role of Mark Zuckerberg during the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network. He has also appeared in several other films including Now You See Me, Zombieland and Adventureland.
People can expect to see Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Lex Luthor, along with the rest of the talented cast, as they take the screen in Batman vs. Superman, which is now set to be released on May 16, 2016.
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