Oh, Lex Luthor.
Jesse Eisenberg is going to be playing Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel. This is sort of neat because casting that dude significantly calms down any sort of interest I had in the project and Universe. Temper my expectations. Can’t stand the guy. Strikes me as pretentious. Whatever. And this news is particularly hilarious since he shat on big budget tent pole movies a couple of years ago.
Oh! And Jeremy Irons.
If this rumor holds, the Man of Steel franchise will continue assimilating a ridiculous quantity of talented actors into its corpus. WB apparently wants Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor, and I think that would be fucking awesome.
There was some Kevin Smith-hosted online event where Smith was his typical sycophantic self. Aside from revealing that Luthor is in Man of Steel 2: *ALL* The DCU Characters!, he spent a good amount of time freaking out about the new Batsuit.
This rumor started a couple of weeks ago, and hasn’t let up since. Still though, I’m not ready to stamp it confirmed. Not when the beginning of the echo chamber is Cosmic Book News’ movie website. No offense to those peeps. Probably great souls. The rumor? The Danger himself is going to be playing Luthor. For a lot of movies.