POLL: How Do You Feel About Jesse Eisenberg Being BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN's 'Lex Luthor'?

POLL: How Do You Feel About Jesse Eisenberg Being BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN's 'Lex Luthor'?

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston was a favourite, while Joaquin Phoenix was said to be in talks with Warner Bros., but it would be The Social Network and Now You See Me's Jesse Eisenberg who ultimately nabbed the role of 'Lex Luthor'. How do you feel about it?

Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor. Not a rumour, not speculation; FACT. In the press release, director Zack Snyder said he like Lex Luthor because 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," while "Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions." Needless to say, the news generated a lot of buzz, with over 2100 comments on the original news story posted on this site. Some were happy, others infuriated and just as many intrigued. So, how do you feel about the news? Here's your chance to once again let us know...

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marvel72 - 2/2/2014, 10:43 AM
should of been byran cranston,eisenberg is wrrong casting at its best.

jesse eisenberg is more like jimmy olsen then lex luthor.
Mastyrwerk - 2/2/2014, 10:43 AM
dannramm113 - 2/2/2014, 10:43 AM
Not letting me vote, but I say perfect! Have Jesse as the younger billionaire at odds with Bruce Wayne who he sees as finished and FIRST
SilverFalcon - 2/2/2014, 10:44 AM
Honestly I'm willing to give it a chance but I can't help but picture how badass Phoenix or even Cranston would've been. I was really hoping for a more physically imposing Lex this time around, but as long as Snyder goes with a physical threat as the second villain like Metallo I'll be good with Lex as just the brains of the operation. Just please get Momoa or the Rock as Metallo and not as any random Justice League member.
soberchimera - 2/2/2014, 10:44 AM
Well at least Clark and Lex will be the same age in this incarnation. And maybe Eisenberg can lift some weights and take some testosterone pills, the movie doesn't come out for another 2 and a half years at least.
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:44 AM
i hope he's a young lex that the older one has in flashbacks cause there is no way they can have THE lex luthor who fights superman and the justice league be acted by a kid when there is so many better actors to pick from
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:44 AM
The first of many polls and editorials to come for the next two years............
MrCBM56 - 2/2/2014, 10:45 AM
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoldSlayer1 - 2/2/2014, 10:45 AM
How about an "I dont really care as long as the actor and performance is good" option?
i keep hearing from varius places (this site, youtube, etc) that he's a good actor.
and WE DONT KNOW what the directors saw in the auditions.
for all we know, jesse might have bested Phoenix's or cranston's Audition (if there were any, i doubt cranston auditioned for it)
Mastyrwerk - 2/2/2014, 10:45 AM
Darn! Oh well. I don't care about their controversial casting. This movie is a departure from expectations.

Who knows? This might be as amazing as Heath Ledger's Joker.
It might redefine the character.
MrReese - 2/2/2014, 10:45 AM
I can dig it.I'm sure he'll nail it.
NoPhucksGiven - 2/2/2014, 10:46 AM
[frick] no.
Klone - 2/2/2014, 10:47 AM
I'd didn't want Bryan as Lex. Would of loved Phoenix though.
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:47 AM
Personally I can see this guy playing Lex and than I cannot. Hopefully WB and Snyder saw something that the most of us are missing. Anyways I hope he kills it like Heath Ledger did to prove most people wrong.
BenjiWest - 2/2/2014, 10:47 AM
This kind of castings keep everything fresh. They've certainly peaked my interest in this little movie.
Alexjames13 - 2/2/2014, 10:47 AM
Its deffinetly an intresting choice, i dont think anyone saw that coming!
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:48 AM

no one said he was a bad actor we are saying he isn't lex luthor
Vegeta - 2/2/2014, 10:49 AM
I like the casting. I can't wait to see how it plays out.
MrCBM56 - 2/2/2014, 10:49 AM
I would love to see Mongol in a movie. So underrated.
batz11 - 2/2/2014, 10:50 AM
Honestly, it was a HUGE let down for me...my hopes we're on J.Phoenix...he has the ability to look strong both mentally and physically...I've said I will hold judgment until the trailer/movie...Eisenberg is a talented guy...he's tiny though, 5'-7"...Supes, Bats, and probably even WW will make him look like a 12 yr old child...
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:50 AM
@ Bropus

Wow you already saw the movie? Dang I wish I had your connections and insight to make a call on a movie that the general public have not seen yet.
Simonsonrules - 2/2/2014, 10:50 AM
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MrCBM56 - 2/2/2014, 10:50 AM
Now You See Me and The Social Network has convinced me.m Now, I must admit he must build some mass, and I'm pretty sure he will.
rabid - 2/2/2014, 10:50 AM
I dig it. All the casting in this movie is inspired and well thought out. Even if Snyder isn't casting people who resemble the classic portrayal, he's definitely choosing actors who match the personality and history of the character they portray.
I smell authenticity for once.
BenjiWest - 2/2/2014, 10:51 AM
Phoenix is metallo
GoldSlayer1 - 2/2/2014, 10:52 AM
Saying he isn't lex is pretty much saying you dont think he's a good enough actor to pull off lex luthor. I honestly think alot of people could pull off a lex luthor look if they shaved their heads.

I agree on that part, but a superman universe without luthor feels wrong, even if he's not the villain.

My guess is he'll probably be a side/secondary villain assisting the main ones, like the master mind strategist type role (I.e with metallo or Bizarro)
BenjiWest - 2/2/2014, 10:52 AM
I called it first!!!
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:52 AM

we don't know if lex is the only villian wich i dout he is and in terms of afflec at leats he looks like he can play bruce and batman unlike gal gadot and this lex kid who i hope both can do good but i just don't see it
chewish - 2/2/2014, 10:52 AM
I can't wait to see Jesse in that giant mecha suit fighting with Supes!
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:53 AM
@ Bropus

When did they announce Metallo??????
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:54 AM

if he is going to play a young lex in flashbacks then i have no problim with him but the adult lex that will fight the league ?
Vegeta - 2/2/2014, 10:55 AM
Heath Ledger didn't look like The Joker and well, we all know how that turned out. My point is, you shouldn't be so quick to judge.
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:55 AM

that's going to look funny
batz11 - 2/2/2014, 10:56 AM
LMAO grif, you need to let us know how you 'really' feel...
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:56 AM
@ Bropus

Thank god if they do not use Brainiac or Darkseid yet, those are the big guns and should be saved for future movies.
spidey1994 - 2/2/2014, 10:56 AM
You want your Lex Luthor?! Here's your Lex Luthor!

Goddamnit WB! Does anyone truly believe Jesse Eisenberg can go toe to toe with Superman and Batman?!
sintzu - 2/2/2014, 10:56 AM

that's the problim right there he looks like a kid heath ledger didn't
GoldSlayer1 - 2/2/2014, 10:57 AM
you make the point that he fights the league
by the time the MOS 2 comes out, he'll be 32 years old, and when JL comes out (probably a year or two after, depends if they do it back to back or not) will be 33-34.

This is a new universe, and if you want it to last without your stars showing obvious aging, then you go young. especially this early.

Bekss - 2/2/2014, 10:57 AM
He won't be the Lex Luthor from the comics, maybe he'll be an arrogant rich boy named Lex Luthor, but he's not the Lex Luthor from the comics and that's the funny part because everytime someone change something from the comics you start to cry but you want a JL movie so much that you accept anything.
JoeMomma29 - 2/2/2014, 10:57 AM
I am not personally crazy for this casting but I will reserve judgment till the movie comes out.
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