Remember, a few months ago, how it was announced that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the Man of Steel sequel and the world was blotted out with the rage screams of a thousand angry nerds? The producers certainly learned their lesson! Today, we find out that Jessie Eisenberg will be playing Lex Luthor in the same movie—which, yes, he proved he could play soulless villainy in The Social Network, but still: Jessie Eisenberg!
Take it away, Twitter!
Ok, I had my doubts about Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor but this leaked production still changed my mind (SPOILERS!): pic.twitter.com/I46lmWQE2O
— Jon Blair (@okjonblair) January 31, 2014
I don’t see how they can possibly have cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman when Jesse Eisenberg quite clearly has hair.
— Matthew Peach (@paneachy) January 31, 2014
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Just when you thought the casting for #BatmanvsSuperman couldn't get any weirder. Next, Kanye West as Alfred.
— Ritchie (@RitchieLieu) January 31, 2014
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor works for me. After all, his best role to date was a rich asshole genius with a pair of square-jawed nemeses.
— Andrew Shaw (@androoshaw) January 31, 2014
So maybe not nerd rage. Oh, also: Jeremy Irons will be playing Alfred the butler. If we know Irons, he’ll be playing Alfred the menacing butler.