Warner Bros has finally confirmed a casting for the Superman Vs Batman movie’s main villain, Lex Luthor. Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as the Man of Steel’s long time for. I know it’s definitely NOTHING like what we expected the casting to me, but this movie has been surprising us like that right from the start.
Also, the new Alfred Pennyworth will be played by Jeremy Irons, who I for one think will do a fantastic job.-Crista
The movie’s director Zac Snyder had this to say about both castings.:
“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.
As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”