It’s been confirmed! The Nominated actor of the Social Network will star as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie!
As the studio just announced today, Eisenberg will be losing his curly hair and going full on Lex Luther (unless Zack Snyder’s Lex Luther does have hair). Honestly, we don’t know how to feel about the decision, only that Jesse has a huge road ahead of him to pull off Lex Luthor.
“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940″ Snyder said in a statement announcing the Eisenberg deal. “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.”
We were part of the band wagon thinking Bryan Cranston would take the lead as Lex, since he pulled of a powerful presence in Breaking Bad, but Zack had other ideas for Superman’s Arch enemy. Honestly, a lot of us thought that Heath Ledger wouldn’t do a great impression of the Joker and look at him now, maybe Jesse can pull of the same thing with Lex Luthor.