Warner Bros. Pictures have just announced that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor and the Jeremy Irons has been cast as Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder "Man Of Steel" sequel. The double announcement came today by Greg Silverman,
Snyder stated, “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.”
The director added, “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.”