Screen Junkies' SUPERMAN Vs. Jesse Eisenberg Video Is A Hoot

Screen Junkies' SUPERMAN Vs. Jesse Eisenberg Video Is A Hoot

Yesterday, Jesse Eisenberg, star of Zombieland and The Social Network, was chosen by Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder to play Lex Luthor in Man of Steel 2. Now, Screen Junkies has produced a hilarious supercut video with him and Henry Cavill.

Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film which will now be arriving in theaters May 6, 2016.
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Aldinosaurio - 2/1/2014, 2:59 AM
LOL Genious!
Aldinosaurio - 2/1/2014, 2:59 AM
figuresmaniac - 2/1/2014, 3:03 AM
a good actor but don't like him as lex
Kurne - 2/1/2014, 3:05 AM
Haha that is hilarious!
Rhysno1 - 2/1/2014, 3:07 AM
I'm gonna hate this casting until I'm proven wrong
SageMode - 2/1/2014, 3:10 AM
WB/DCs next "inspirational" casting choice

JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 3:13 AM
I bet Joaquin Phoenix said no
nikgrid - 2/1/2014, 3:15 AM
Haha that was good...I still think he'll crush the role. Not who I would have originally thought of, but I can see it now.

JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 3:18 AM
I hope they keep the facial hair...

But honestly these two would be the real life lex luthor's of this world:
mgeoff88 - 2/1/2014, 3:20 AM
The thing is, Henry Cavill could bench press Jesse Eisenberg like it was nothing. If he was taller and more physically fit, he would seem like more of threat to Superman if he got his hands on kryptonite.

Even with kryptonite, someone with Jesse Eisenbergs's size and body weight can't do much physical damage to a person as big as Superman. That's why this casting choice is such a joke.
SpiderParker - 2/1/2014, 3:23 AM
I like him, I know he can do good in any role but he just doesn't fit Lex Luthor's villainy type guy.
theBlueKnight - 2/1/2014, 3:24 AM
What's next? Michael Cera as "Darkseid"?
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 3:25 AM
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 3:26 AM
you should have seen what they did with the mandarin
Kyos - 2/1/2014, 3:28 AM
Yup, that's nice!
Kurne - 2/1/2014, 3:28 AM
So Marvel's going with actors like Rudd and Pratt, while DC's going with dudes like Eisenberg... People (sarcastically) suggesting Seth Rogen for WB are wrong, he's more Marvel's angle (from the looks of it). Now Michael Cera, THAT'S a different story for WB. Heck, throw in Jonah Hill too :)
CherryBomb - 2/1/2014, 3:29 AM
That's a good point Jason
How many Lex Luther's in real life actually look like Lex Luther??
Kurne - 2/1/2014, 3:30 AM
Actually Jonah Hill for Thing, [frick] Josh Gad.
JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 3:31 AM
this still feels like a joke...
Thetowel1022 - 2/1/2014, 3:32 AM
the part where he says "we are doing things that no one in this room are creatively and intellectually of capable of doing ." felt pretty legit lex
SpiderParker - 2/1/2014, 3:32 AM
You know what, since all the casting choices WB made. I had a doubt that they were going for people that would create controversies. I mean look at it, first Ben Affleck (although I can totally see him as Batman) then Gal Gadot and now Jesse Eisenberg.

It seems WB just wants to ride the controversial publicity to get people interested about the movie. Its a good strategy that is certainly working cause every casting of this movie is on everyone's mouth these days. But, WB, if you think "Heath Ledger did it for us, lets try that again" then think this through cause although even bad publicity is good for business, too much controversy can make people go away.
StrangerX - 2/1/2014, 3:34 AM
Human size has nothing to do with anything. Affleck is much bigger than Cavil, but being a kryptonian his batman still couldnt do any physical damage to Superman without an armored suit.
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 3:35 AM
how about...zack snyder is a master cbm maker? patience. dis gon b gud
JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 3:35 AM
Still a better choice than this:

I guess that's what you get when you cast people off the top of ur head
CrimsonFlash - 2/1/2014, 3:36 AM
I really wanted the cool black luther. I hope Jesse isn't the same exact character he is in every single movie or we already know what we're getting.
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 3:38 AM
i thought spacey was a really good lex
GoldSlayer1 - 2/1/2014, 3:38 AM
Villains Like Doomsday and Darkseid need to be CGI IMO.
so it doesn't matter who they get to play them as far as appearances go.

Both Doomsday and Darkseid are supposed to be MASSIVE in size compared to human sized bodies, anything short of CGI wouldn't do it justice.
JasonBlue - 2/1/2014, 3:39 AM
I wonder what people's reactions would have been if Michael Rossenbaum was cast and people had absolutely no idea who he was and in images he looked like his usual self:
CherryBomb - 2/1/2014, 3:46 AM
The non-comicbook fans who see movies vastly outweigh the comicbook fans who see movies.
That's why we won't have hugely accurate CBM's.
SpiderParker - 2/1/2014, 3:46 AM
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 3:51 AM
skeptical naysayers just never will learn
revloveR - 2/1/2014, 4:00 AM
I already used my "crazy enough to work" card on gadot.
ManDeth - 2/1/2014, 4:00 AM
It is acting. If he can act, he can be Luthor.

Didn't people learn anything from Ledger? It's not about looking like a character in real life, it's about being able to become a character while acting.

I'm sure he will do well. But I would've loved to have seen Rosenbaum be Luthor. Just like JK Simmons should be JJJ.
Judy Dench played 'M' in Bond and the Bond reboot and it didn't bother anyone.

Another thing, look at Obama. Real villains are wolves in sheep's clothing. They have a way of convincing people they are the 'good guys' and any who oppose them are therefore 'evil'.

Lex Luthor would need to look like the 'good guy' standing up for humanity.

I can't say Eisenberg would be my top choice but I don't know what's in the script. So I don't know who this Lex is.

Affleck is a different story though. He IS a terrible, talentless actor. And even though he had some success as a director, he never became a great actor. And he was cast for his name recognition and he's too well known to convince most people he's a movie character.
revloveR - 2/1/2014, 4:01 AM
he's more jimmy olsen, or wally west than lex luthor.
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 4:03 AM
when this movie melts faces, i'm not gonna rub it in your faces TOO much

loki668 - 2/1/2014, 4:05 AM
Somewhere, Heath Ledger is trying to claw his way out of his grave so that he can yell "THIS SHIT SOUNDS STRANGELY FAMILIAR!!!"

By the by, why is there a link below this article stating that "Marvel Oddly Chooses Jesse Eisenberg As The Next Lex Luthor"? Um.....Galactus? I'm not bagging the ads, as I know that they generate revenue but shouldn't your advertisers do at least, I don't know, three seconds of research?
revloveR - 2/1/2014, 4:05 AM
LOOOOOOOOOOL. That video is boss. XD.
sameoldthing - 2/1/2014, 4:09 AM
NO. Your Wrong.
Why do people think Lex is a geek?
Zuckerberg,Bezos,Bill Gates,etc. ...those guys are rich & successful internet/computer saavy entrepreneurs but they have little to do with Lex Luthor from the comics.
Lex is a criminal mastermind & is nearly unparalleled in both creating & building advanced technology all by himself.
With his slick,charming & manipulative ways he's amassed a fortune & crushed most who appose him.
He's even become President. No real life Nerd Billionaire is like Luthor..QUIT DRAWING THOSE COMPARISONS!!
batmanvsuperman - 2/1/2014, 4:16 AM
I'm growing into it I log Jesse good actor I have faith in him not wb
loki668 - 2/1/2014, 4:20 AM

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