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Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons cast in Batman Vs Superman

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Well, here's some rather large news.

Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons have just been announced as the latest cast additions to the upcoming Zack Snyder sequel to Man of Steel. Eisenberg will be taking on the role of Lex Luthor while Irons will be Alfred.

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940," said Snyder in an official release. "What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

Eisenberg is best known for his roles in The Social Network and Now You See Me.

“As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure," Snyder continued. "He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”

Irons has most recently starred in the hit show The Borgias.

The film will also star Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams.

Untitled Batman/Superman Film will open May 6, 2016

(Images: All Star)

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