I was having a pretty solid day until the news broke that Jesse Eisenberg will be donning the role of Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel. The Zack Snyder directed superhero flick of 2013 was easily one of my favorite films from last year and I was looking forward to more from within that universe. The news that the actor well known for filling awkward teenager roles will be playing one of the most iconic villains in comic book history is something that, well, disappoints me.
Additionally, well known villain actor Jeremy Irons will be filling the shoes of lovable butler Alfred. Yep. So, we’re off to a solid start on this 2016 film.
I could be wrong in all of this. Maybe I’m just overly concerned and this fear of miscasting is unfounded. I was fine with, in fact excited for, seeing Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne… but Jesse Eisenberg as Lex and Jeremy Irons as Alfred worries me. I’m sure you can all understand why. Fingers crossed and a few prayers that I’m wrong.