Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor - Yup [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 3 years ago Entertainment


So remember when the entire Internet lost its poo over Ben Affleck being Batman? Well, this probably wont help. Via Variety:

Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Superman/Batman film.

"Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Supermans rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940," Snyder said. 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."

"My plan to defeat Superman? Simple. Facebook. I will Facebook him. My pokes and bitsrips and ecards will be no match for the Man of Steel. He"ll rue the day he dare defied Lex Luth- ooh, a Mafia Wars invite... "

Oh, yeah, this movie"s going to be great!

So I-A-B, will he make a great Lex, or have they damned the movie to hell?


















Eisenberg has been cast as Luthor in the new Superman/Batman movie along with Ben Affleck. Is this a win or fail I-A-B?
There are 24 comments:
Female 543
Jeremy Irons was Scar in the Lion King, that`s all I`ll be able to hear whenever he talks...
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Female 2,415
I`ll give him a chance but only because I enjoyed `Zombieland`.
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Male 10,339
"Gene Hackman`s Luthor was a joke."

WHAT THE drat ARE YOU SMOKING!?!?!?!?!

Hackman`s Luthor was EPIC AND AMAZING!
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Male 1,237
He`ll play a spoilt Lex well i think
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Male 363
What a stupid concept. Superman kills batboy with one punch, unless of course batman has kryptonite and then batsissy kills superman. It is a 5 second battle depending on if kryptonite is involved.
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Male 4,431
I suggested a follow-up to this story as its own link, but, in case it doesn`t make it, here`s a pretty funny take on how Eisenberg`s Luthor came to hate Superman. :-)
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Male 1,983
I wouldn`t have thought Heath Ledger could have done a convincing Joker either..... until I saw it.

This movie has so much potential to be really effing good flick that I will reserve my judgement until after I have seen it.
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Male 14,773
It`s not getting any worse after Assflick
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Male 37,888

@ iamatreehugger, I meant I won`t say anything against Eisenberg. Because of those others I will wait and give them their chance.
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Male 550
Gerry1of1, you said you weren`t going to say a word and you were right; you said several.
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Male 4,893

simbha - You may be on to something there...
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Male 4,893

bomb_tom.....DAYUM! HAHA! WTF! Really? How...what...why...really?

I can`t decide if your comment was hilariously weird, or just the messed up kind of weird.

Oh Canada...please don`t turn into northern Flroida.
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Male 1,253
@Simbha. We must stop superman from getting gays into Socchi!

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Male 37,888

This may surprise a few, but I am not saying a word.

Everyone dis`d Anne Hathaway. Said she could never be Catwoman and damn if she didn`t pull it off! And everyone said "NO WAY Tom Cruise could be Lestat" and he was great!!!

So I am withholding judgment on Eisenberg & Affleck to see what they do. Hollywood is magic, you never know what they`ll do.
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Male 1,253
Yeah Bomb Tom! Damn Straight! And while we`re at it we`ll stop Stephen Fry from making TV and Elton John from releasing music, because hell, those knob jockeys are gonna infect our children with the queer!

PMSL. You`re funny!
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Male 522
First they cast that israeli twit as Wonder Woman and now this jew who has no business playing Lex. This movie`s more about strengthening zionism in Hollywood than telling a story.
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Male 535
@FaulknA: FAIL. He`s not TALENTED enough for the role. He plays the same character in every single movie he`s in. That pretentious sissy douchebag type.
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Male 11,740
The movie is already guaranteed suck. They might as well go full out and screw it in every way possible.
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Male 883
DC lost to Marvel in the movie arena a long time ago. They can cast a movie with every major star in the world and it`s not going to make a difference at this point.
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Male 4,893

Lex Luthor is ultra confident. I don`t see that from Jesse Eisenberg. He may be able to pull off the "full of himself" part, but he doesn`t strike me as confident and powerful.
Maybe he can break from his typecasting. Still this is weird.
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Male 412
@Jake_Justus... I think we should get Putin for the role.
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Male 52
Fail. He`s not old enough for the roll.
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Male 7,031


"Smallville" had a baby-faced Luthor, but that fit because he was supposed to be young.

Gene Hackman`s Luthor was a joke. Kevin Spacey`s take, and the Luthor from the cartoon series, were too smooth.

The best thing about the original Luthor was that, despite the evil genius thing, he was a pretty rough guy. He had a gritty edge that`s been missing , as in ....



Which Luthor do the makers of the new movie want?
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Female 8,044
Link: Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor - Yup [Pic] [Rate Link] - Eisenberg has been cast as Luthor in the new Superman/Batman movie along with Ben Affleck. Is this a win or fail I-A-B?
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