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.
I’m trying to keep an open mind here but I don’t know.
I just don’t know.
When I think of Jesse Eisenberg, while a great actor, I can’t help but think “I guess Michael Cera just lost out on another role.”
I think to go from rumors of Bryan Cranston to Joaquin Phoenix (both who I can see in my mind as Lex Luthor) and to end up with Eisenberg is the hardest thing to grapple with.
I wonder if all the people who attached Gal Gadot’s body type when she was cast as Wonder Woman will do the same to Eisenberg since he looks nothing like ANY incarnation of Lex Luthor in the last 15 years (I’m not counting Smallville. I NEVER count Smallville).
Maybe if I trusted Zack Snyder’s vision but he hasn’t given me a reason to.
Jeremy Irons as Alfred is pretty good though