You’ve got to be kidding me.
Is this a joke? Is this some sick, twisted early april fools day prank?
Apparently not. Details emerged yesterday regarding two pivotal roles in the upcoming sequel to Man Of Steel. Those roles are Jeremy Irons as Alfred and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Yes, this is the guy from The Social Network. Director Zack Snyder went on record yesterday and explained why he made the casting decision on Luthor:
“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.”
“Unexpected”? YOU THINK?!?!?!
Yeah, no one was expecting this, and I doubt anyone is excited about this either. I’m furious. Here we had names swirling around like Joaquin Phoenix and Bryan Cranston and all we get is the kid who tripped over his sandals and snow in a movie about Facebook. Not that I hate Eisenberg or anything; I actually hold him as a very credible actor, having recently pulled off a more antagonistic role in Now You See Me with some very nice oomph.
But why in Gods name is he in this movie? More than that, WHY IS HE LEX LUTHOR?!?! You might as well cast Michael Cera now as Braniac and Jonah Hill as Metallo.
Seriously. This is worse than the announcement of Batfleck.
What do you guys think? Are you happy? Mad? SURPRISED?!?! I think we all are, but leave your comments below regardless.
Eisenberg… You’ve gotta be kidding me…
SOURCE: BeyondHollywood, Empire