Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as one of the comic book universe's most legendary villains, Lex Luthor, in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman!
Movie Fanatic reports that in casting Eisenberg as Luthor, as a contemporary of Clark Kent, the film has cast appropriately cast a Henry Cavill peer.
Director Zack Snyder said, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940."
"What's great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He's a complicated and sophisticated character."
"Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore some interesting dynamics, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions."