SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor & X-Men: DOFP

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor & X-Men: DOFP

In this instalment Mr Sunday looks at the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, X-Men Days Of Future Past, the Superbowl TV Spots, Thor 3 plus Captain America: The Winter Solider plus more! Check it all out after the jump.

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Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 12:45 PM
Funny as usual. :)

Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 12:46 PM

If Jessie does everything you said......yes he may turn out a performance like Ledger did.
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 12:47 PM
Still 50/50 for me......until I see some more pics......acting wise....he's good.
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 12:49 PM

I love this pic........if he turns out looking like this.....

thescarletspeedzter - 2/2/2014, 12:51 PM
I mean sure he may have the look. But his voice.. It just doesn't fit..
SilverFalcon - 2/2/2014, 12:52 PM
LMAO that transition from the Irons news to the Eisenberg one was classic. That being said, hopefully you're right about Eisenberg bulking up at least a little for this role, especially since it seems Snyder's big into that. But I honestly feel like the purposely picked him because he has that wimpy look cause if they're planning on going through all that trouble to make him like bigger and older, they might as well have gotten someone who already fit the bill. Just saying.
KeefNCookies - 2/2/2014, 12:55 PM
That picture is surprisingly good. Fingers crossed it all works out...
Bearjew - 2/2/2014, 12:56 PM
His voice is my only concern but in Snyder I have faith. I loved Man of Steel.
Bread - 2/2/2014, 12:57 PM
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Bearjew - 2/2/2014, 12:58 PM
I feel like many fans whose dream come true it was for Jeremy Irons to be cast as Alfred they just sort of forgot it instantly and the eisenberg news overshadowed it.
Kevwebsz - 2/2/2014, 1:09 PM
jimdotbeep - 2/2/2014, 1:09 PM
This guy is an idiot. He seriously thinks the designes for the turtles are good? They look grotesque,and monstrous. and they shredder looks like a [frick]ing decepticon!

Bot only that but this movie is already riddled with Michael Bays Tradmark racism.
hawkeye2012 - 2/2/2014, 1:12 PM
It should have been Bryan Cranston!!!

SuperCat - 2/2/2014, 1:13 PM
VISIONaryNPa - 2/2/2014, 1:13 PM
Best image of him as a cancer patient.

thebearjew - 2/2/2014, 1:13 PM
how on the earth is the new tmnt movie racist
0bstreperous - 2/2/2014, 1:16 PM
He's not gonna shave his head hell probably have a full beard

Worse news since they revealed zod was the villian

He'll probably blah blah
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 1:20 PM

I was thinking on the same lines my friend...

I hope he finds kryptonite and injects himself......hence losing his hair and becoming more evil....

Birthright and Lex Luthor:Man of Steel mixed in with the New 52 Lex.....

Still not 100% with this casting......I hope they prove me wrong just like Ledger and Keaton........I guess I was right about Clooney, Kilmer, Carey & Renolds.

Just hoping I'm wrong.....
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 1:21 PM

Fingers crossed.
daddybear - 2/2/2014, 1:26 PM
@silverfalcon, very well said. You honored your picture with that comment.
daddybear - 2/2/2014, 1:28 PM
Eisenberg is an astonishing choice, they blew my mind.
TopCat89 - 2/2/2014, 1:28 PM

That pic is epic! If that's your doing, you've got skills!
breakneckbeck - 2/2/2014, 1:36 PM
Batman in high school you say? Obviously paddling freshman

darkraven - 2/2/2014, 1:38 PM
Whether Eisenberg works as Lex luther can hinge on a number of things. Firstly, what version of Lex Luther are they going for? the scientific genius or business mogul? Will he be as powerful at this point in time or will he be the at the villain in the making stage? hard to say. From the pictures fans have posted so far, I would say he can certainly look the part. But I really loved MOS and the choices made so far. The tone and direction this franchise has established so far indicates they are handling the property seriously, which is a good thing.
typicalfanboy - 2/2/2014, 1:44 PM
what's so [frick]ed up makes sense.eisenberg is too scrawny and pathetic looking, but playing the "villainous" zuckerberg gave him some credibility. i hope he plays it dark and ruthlessly. he can be more of a cerebral threat like riddler is to batman. he could never win in a fight, but he can match wits with him. michael rosenbaum is the quintessential version of lex from the comics on screen, and no one really saw him in the role until they air the show.
MercwithMouth - 2/2/2014, 1:48 PM
Eisenberg is a great actor. They've obviously seen something in him to think he'll work. That is all.
marvel72 - 2/2/2014, 1:57 PM
about 8 of the 25 x-men days future past covers were any good.

glad the russo's are working on a script,must mean marvel are happy with captain america the winter soldier.

captain america 3 & thor 3 for phase 3 makes me happy. :)

the turtles & shredder movie designs look better than i thought they would.

irons will be great as alfred,eisenberg is the wrong choice for luthor.
MattBracken - 2/2/2014, 2:03 PM
Been to BOUNCE, crazy fun
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 2:07 PM

I found it on another thread.
MattBracken - 2/2/2014, 2:11 PM
DraculaX - 2/2/2014, 2:12 PM
If Nolan can make Batman's voice sound like he has throat cancer, then WB can deepen Jesse's voice a bit.
ELgUaSoN - 2/2/2014, 2:22 PM

Ben affleck and Lex Cera VS The Man of Steel

ELgUaSoN - 2/2/2014, 2:23 PM
lmFao= funniest shit ever!
Doopie - 2/2/2014, 2:27 PM
slimer is the ghost of reitman. the two are identical if you ignore the greeness and the floating thing
ALmazing - 2/2/2014, 2:28 PM
I always wanted Lex Luthor to be young and neurotic looking.
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 2:37 PM
Steelers4190 - 2/2/2014, 2:38 PM
I have faith
Brainiac13 - 2/2/2014, 2:45 PM
DrunkenNukem - 2/2/2014, 2:49 PM
Haters gonna hate

typicalfanboy - 2/2/2014, 2:54 PM
he did say "captain american", right?
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