Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in Zach Snyder's 'Man of Steel' sequel.
Recently, Zach Snyder released in a press release the announcement of Jesse Eisenberg joining the cast of 'Batman vs. Superman.
“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."
Producers also announced that Jeremy Irons will play Alfred, Bruce Wayne's butler, in the upcoming blockbuster.
"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."
The last actor to portray Lex Luthor was Kevin Spacey in the 2006 feature film 'Superman Returns'
The critically acclaimed Michael Caine played Alfred in Christopher Nolan's version of the Batman films. The last onscreen version of Lex Luthor was Kevin Spacey in 2006's "Superman Returns."
Ben Affleck stars in the "Man of Steel" sequel as Batman, with Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman. Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman, Amy Adams is set as Lois Lane and Laurence Fishburne is Perry White.
The untitled "Man of Steel" sequel will film in Detroit, Michigan. Producers are still hiring crew members for the project.
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