DC is trying their hardest to build a cinematic universe that is a large and robust as its forever arch rival, Marvel. And while most would agree that Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel was certainly a big step in the right direction, that film’s follow-up has already made waves with both its one year delay and it’s casting of Ben Affleck at Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Now DC and Snyder have made yet another bit of casting that has the internet all a flutter — Jesse Eisenburg and Jeremy Irons have been cast as Lex Luthor and Alfred, respectively. In a statement today, Synder said this about Eisenburg as Lex:
“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.”
Snyder also commented on the casting of Irons, saying:
“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.”
Dc’s Batman/Superman film, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and now Jesse Eisenburg, is set to open on May 6, 2016 worldwide. Keep to tuned to Free For All for all the latest in DC movie news!