Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor. If I type it enough maybe it will set in that Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor. Nope, not helping. Deadline reports:
Two more key roles have been cast in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman-Batman movie for Warner Bros. Jesse Eisenberg will play Superman’s arch enemy Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Bruce Wayne’s butler/mentor Alfred in the pic, which is set for a May 6, 2016 release….“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940,” Snyder said in Warner Bros’ announcement of the castings today. “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.”
Read that higlighted part again. Now realize they cast Jesse Eisenberg as fucking LEX LUTHOR. What new and unexpected directions do they plan on taking this? Lex Luthor is a Vine celebrity who needs an inhaler and Xanax to get on a plane? He watches Portlandia on his iPad? He gives Superman some Purell before they fight? Screw you, Snyder.