Jesse Eisenberg is The New Lex Luthor. Plus, There's a New Alfred Too
Feb 03, 2014 18:24
Jesse Eisenberg is going to bring his bad-ass to the role of Lex Luthor in Batman vs Superman. Also, there's going to be a new Alfred.
Jeremy Irons, star of Dead Ringers and The Lion King, will be the Alfred to Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne. In the press release, director Zack Snyder is quoted as saying:
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.
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.
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