|Jesse Eisneberg - Sony Pictures / Lex Luthor - DC Comics|
Move over, Batfleck! Lexberg is here! Warner Bros. announced today (1-31-14) that Jesse Eisenberg - star of 2010's 'The Social Network' will play Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor in the 'Man of Steel' sequel.
Director Zack Snyder explained why he thought Eisenberg is the right actor to portray Luthor -
“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. 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.” - Zack Snyder
In the official press release, the studio also announced that Oscar-winner, Jeremy Irons, will portray Bruce Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth. The first live-action team-up of Batman and Superman is targeted for a May 6, 2016 opening.
Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons to star as Lex Luthor and Alfred in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman/Batman film: http://t.co/Ji4Gc9Wfl2
— Warner Bros Pictures (@wbpictures)January 31, 2014
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