jesse jeremy irons

Despite the film being put back a year to 2016, it seems the casting for the Man Of Steel sequel continues apace. It was rumoured that Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor would be in any sequel, especially with Luthorcorp signs popping up all over the place in the first film. Obviously the rumour mill started throwing names around including Joaquim Phoenix, Denzil Washington and because he plays a great baldie, Bryan Cranston. Well today it has been officially announced that Jessie Eisenberg will play the genius billionaire, following a previous billionaire role as Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s The Social Network. Have to say I didn’t see this coming, we all expected Lex to be an older actor, but as he’s previously shown not all rich powerful men are old and it puts an interesting spin on the character and his inevitable confrontations with Superman and Batman. He is a very good actor and will handle the sinister and arrogant businessman well I think.
There was also another bit of casting announced for the film, that of Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred Pennyworth, following in the big shoes of Michael Caine, is another classical British thesp, Jeremy Irons. Seems a perfect fit for me.