By Dave Bouressa
Let me be the first to say....WHAT?!
Irons, I could see as Alred. I think the actor plays "sinister" a little better than he plays genuine warm-hearted butler, but I can see it. But Jesse Eisenberg playing Lex Luthor?!
Man of Steel director, Zack Snyder had this to say about the casting:
Like I said, I could see Irons playing the role of Alred. It's a bit out of his usual casting choice, but as far as an old stuffy british man, Irons can pull it off. But I'm still believing that Jesse Eisenberg as Luthor is some kind of prank. Don't get me wrong, I think Eisenberg is a damn fine actor. But keep in mind, we're talking Lex Luthor here-the sworn enemy of Superman. This is the character that when they had to come up with an animated version of him and needed to find a voice, they cast Clancy Brown. Clancy "I've got the voice that reeks of evil genius" Brown!!!
At this point, we can do nothing but wait until we see the two of them up on screen. As of now, "Man of Steel 2" has been riddled with very odd casting and with nudging from Warner Brothers and DC, should result in an interesting film one way or the other. Only time will tell...
Man of Steel 2 comes out May 6th, 2016
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