News just broke of Jesse Eisenberg’s newest role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman which already has Ben Afflec and Henry Cavil attached as the two main superheroes. Any fan of the comics knows that Lex is one of the most evil archenemies batman (or any superhero can have) so this casting choice is a bit surprising. Eisenberg can probably pull the part off though, what is meant to be seen is whether or not his young age will hinder him to be believable as Luthor. On the other spectrum we have Irons as beloved butler/mentor Alfred . Yahoo notes:

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940,” Snyder said in Warner Bros’ announcement of the castings today. “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 for Irons: “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,” Snyder said. “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.”

Personally, I cannot wait to see the fanboy reactions tho this new casting shocker.

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