I have heard of many rumors stating many actors who are set to reprise the role of “Lex Luthor” in the Man of Steel sequel. But when iMDb announced the news that Jesse Eisenberg is to play Luthor role, I was surprised.
Jesse Eisenberg is famous for his role as Facebook creator “Mark Zuckerberg” in the movie “Social Network”. His other famous movies include “Now you see me”. The guy is young, quick in talking and according to me, is exactly opposite of Lex Luthor. What exactly does Zack Snyder have in mind while casting this actor? Lex Luthor is suppose to be old, bald, and very cunning. There were many actors in the list to play Luthor, but why him? Is Eisenberg going Heisenberg?
Zack Snyder in his latest press conference stated:
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.
After the casting of Wonder Woman, this is the next big casting decision which let me down. But, Man of Steel was a hit. It was a Superman movie which we had never expected. Similarly, as of now I have no clue what Snyder has in mind. Lets just keep calm and trust in Snyder.