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Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor In New Superman & Batman Flick

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January 31, 2014 AT 9:04 AM
Him?! That was the universal reaction when Jesse Eisenberg was announced to play bad guy Lex Luthor in Warner Brothers upcoming Batman & Superman movie. Director Zack Snyder said in a statement, "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. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions." In another casting announcement, Jeremy Irons will play Alfred to Ben Affleck's Batman .