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Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor – Yup [Pic]

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?

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Date: 02/01/14 04:17 PM

24 Responses to Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor – Yup [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    February 1, 2014 at 11:12 am
    Link: Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor - Yup - 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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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm


    "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?
  3. Profile photo of FaulknA
    FaulknA Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm
    Fail. He`s not old enough for the roll.
  4. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm
    @Jake_Justus... I think we should get Putin for the role.
  5. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    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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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2014 at 6:28 pm
    The movie is already guaranteed suck. They might as well go full out and screw it in every way possible.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    February 1, 2014 at 6:47 pm
    @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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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm
    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.
  10. Profile photo of ArgusTuft
    ArgusTuft Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    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!
  11. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    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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    ArgusTuft Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    @Simbha. We must stop superman from getting gays into Socchi!

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    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.
  14. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    February 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    simbha - You may be on to something there...
  15. Profile photo of iamatree
    iamatree Male 18-29
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    February 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm
    Gerry1of1, you said you weren`t going to say a word and you were right; you said several.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    @ iamatreehugger, I meant I won`t say anything against Eisenberg. Because of those others I will wait and give them their chance.
  17. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm
    It`s not getting any worse after Assflick
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    February 2, 2014 at 1:40 am
    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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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 2, 2014 at 4:53 am
    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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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2014 at 7:05 am
    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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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    February 2, 2014 at 8:09 am
    He`ll play a spoilt Lex well i think
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 2, 2014 at 10:15 pm
    "Gene Hackman`s Luthor was a joke."

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

    Hackman`s Luthor was EPIC AND AMAZING!
  23. Profile photo of Wendypants
    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    February 3, 2014 at 4:44 am
    I`ll give him a chance but only because I enjoyed `Zombieland`.
  24. Profile photo of Stormith
    Stormith Female 18-29
    543 posts
    February 3, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    Jeremy Irons was Scar in the Lion King, that`s all I`ll be able to hear whenever he talks...

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