Jesse Eisenberg And Jeremy Irons Join BATMAN VS SUPERMAN As Lex Luthor And Alfred
Casting for Batman Vs. Superman has been a hot topic here lately with the film getting pushed back to May 2016. There have been many casting rumors thrown around with names like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Momoa, and Joaquin Phoenix reportedly up for roles in the film that will return Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill as Superman, and brings on Ben Affleck as Batman.
Well today we get our first concrete casting announcement in some time as Warner Brothers has just announced that Jesse Eisenberg And Jeremy Irons has joined the film as Lex Luthor and Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler Alfred respectively. Eisenberg is the out of left field choice for the role of Lex, who WB was rumored to be circling Phoenix for. “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,” said director Zack Snyder of Eisenberg.
Snyder also had this to say about Irons as Alfred, “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.”
Some pretty out there casting on Lex, in my honest opinion, but I love Irons as Alfred. I have complete faith in what Snyder and Warner Brothers are attempting to do with their movie universe, and I am really looking forward on how it will play out. To check out the full press release, click the source link below, and make sure to check back here for the latest on Batman Vs Superman at Comic Book Therapy.
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Source : Deadline