Well, we’ve all started to settle down after the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Metropolis’ villain Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman (or, y’know, whatever it’ll be called). Haven’t we? Well, it seems that a couple of men think he’ll do just fine… and these men should know.
Yes, two previous Lex Luthors have been asked if Jesse is the man for the job… and it seems they have faith in the man. Kevin Spacey, who gave – in my opinion – a very unfairly dismissed portrayal of Luthor in Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns, told Empire: “First of all, I think he is a remarkable actor. He’s just going to own it. I think it’s a great idea and I wish him the best with it.”
Michael Rosenbaum, who played Luthor in long-running TV series Smallville, told The Cinematic Katzenjammer: “He’s a really good actor… He’ll do it his own way and that’s the best way. If you can do it your way, if you succeed or fail, you succeed because you are being original. If you’re trying to emulate someone, you’ll always be compared. That’s why I didn’t want to be be compared during Smallville. I didn’t watch any of Gene Hackman as Lex. He’ll be fantastic. Great actor, no problem with it.”
So, does this put your mind at rest? Or are you still unhappy with the casting? Let us know…