Saturday, February 1, 2014

Jesse Eisenberg is Lux Luthor?

If you haven't heard the news but apparently two big names have been cast in the new Superman/Batman movie coming 2016 (not 2015 anymore). The first is a huge shock in the casting of Superman's archrival Lex Luthor is none other than the guy who portrayed Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg. 


Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. How is that possible? I got nothing against the guy. I like him and I think he's a great actor, but I can't see him a Superman's greatest enemy. Luthor believes himself to be Earth's savior but his jealousy and hatred towards Superman molds him into a megalomaniac. I just can't see that with Eisenberg. If I was the casting director, my choice (as well as everyone's choice) would have be Heisenberg. That's right Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor is a much better choice.

Now the second casting choice that was announced yesterday was Jeremy Irons cast as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's trusted butler. Now that I can agree with. Jeremy Irons is a great actor. When he's not portraying villains he's also playing the role as the mentor. And that's one of the many roles Alfred plays, a mentor. Irons gets my vote as Alfred, but Eisenberg is on his own. If he's going to be Lex Luthor then he better deepen his voice and shave his head. I'm still excited to see the movie when it comes out.

So Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons is Alfred, what do you think? Leave your comment below.

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