Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Published: January 31, 2014, 12:17 pm, by Bill Radford

Well, that’s unexpected. Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor in the untitled Superman/Batman movie that’s coming in 2016. I’m not saying he won’t work out – the actor has shown he can have a hard edge – but he’s not the first actor that comes to mind for the role. I think Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex on TV’s “Smallville,” would have been a cool choice. There had also been talk of Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) for the role.

In other casting, Jeremy Irons will play Alfred to Ben Affleck’s Batman.

Wish I didn’t have to wait until 2016 for this. Originally set for next year. But if it gives director Zack Snyder time to get it right …