Back in 2013, it was announced that Bryan Cranston was announced to play Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman. Remember this is back when we were all pissed that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. Man, what a difference 3 years makes. Well, now we can be pissed that Zack Snyder decided to go with Jesse Eisenberg instead, because he loved his….Jimmy Olsen audition. Fucking hell.
And after the 32-year-old actor left the meeting, Snyder turned to his wife: “I was like, ‘Wow, that guy is crazy… Debbie, what about Jesse as Lex?” At that point, they had were still interviewing actors about the Luthor role – most of them older, more imposing figures, such as Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. “We talked about the usual suspects that you would imagine; any actor who has been bald, probably,” Synder says. “Bryan Cranston would have been great, right? And by the way, he’s an amazing actor. Can you imagine how different the movie would be?”
Oh, I’m imagining. I’m definitely imagining. Like it’s one thing to take perceived risks in casting (Heath Ledger) when people questioning that casting are dumb, but it’s totally another thing to take a risk in casting when you’re dumb. Like Zack Snyder. So not only do we have a movie that introduces a new Batman, “debuts” Wonder Woman, and attempts to catch up with Marvel as quickly as it can by launching a franchise with a sorta kinda sequel of a movie that was never intended to launch a franchise to begin with, we now have Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor instead of Bryan Cranston because Snyder thought he was smarter than everybody else in the room. I actually kinda feel sorry for people who waited their wholes lives for this movie and now have no choice but to defend this piece of shit despite staring directly at its bloated, convoluted carcass. I guess the go to weapon of choice now is to say critics have no idea what they’re talking about since Batman V Superman is making money. Wal-Mart makes money. For real, like it wasn’t going to make money. It’s just a shit movie. Were the critics wrong about Deadpool? The Dark Knight? Batman Begins? Iron Man? I mean, shit. Were they wrong about The Incredibles? Or are they just wrong about this one particular superhero movie that you can’t accept is bad AS A MOVIE? I’ll leave that up to you to decide. I’m gonna go watch a Fixer Upper marathon I have to delete before my girlfriend gets home. You understand.
Also, you can read my Batman V Superman review again if you want. You know you want to. Don’t fight it.