When it was announced last week that Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Superman’s best known nemesis Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman, the internet, for lack of a better term, exploded. All of the casting rumors that we had heard leading up to this point had been of the Heisenberg or Joaquin Phoenix variety, and then, BOOM! Jesse Eisenberg?!
There has been nothing but rumors and speculation since the announcement including one breaking today suggesting that Batman vs. Superman would feature a tatted up Lex Luthor, who is possibly a skinhead and hails from the streets. You can read more about those rumors here. And while we have no real insight into any of this, the folks over at Screen Junkies had a little fun with the casting news creating a “trailer” for Batman vs. Superman featuring Eisenberg at his snarkiest, Henry Cavill at his most super, and even a little cameo from the man who would be Batfleck.
Batman vs. Superman is scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2016.