Mark Zuckerberg to Play Lex Luthor. Jesse Eisenberg Cast for the Role.

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Jesse_Eisenberg_2009Guess all of that speculation and rumors were wrong. Warner Bros. has announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

Eisenberg who has starred in Now You See Me, The Social Network and Zombieland, will take on the iconic villain role of Luthor. In The Social Network Eisenberg played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, so it’ll be interesting to see how that role might play into this version of Luthor.

Director Zack Snyder said about the casting and character:

Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. 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…

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