Well it didn’t take long for the Internet to start its collective backlash to the Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Superman/Batman casting news. Both Twitter and Facebook were loaded with reaction posts and gifs, some funny, some stupid, while others are just outrageous. Personally I don’t see Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, but I’m going to reserve my final judgment until I see the finished product two years from now.
One of the better reactions to come out of this casting reveal is a supercut parody from the Screen Junkies YouTube channel. They mashed scenes from Man of Steel with scenes from the various films Jesse Eisenberg has starred in to create a hilarious trailer if you will featuring Superman/Batman’s antagonist and protagonist. Outside of Jesse having a full head of hair the scenes they mashed together work perfectly to illustrate, in a smart ass manner, what it’ll look like when these two actors appear on screen together.
In one particular scene Jesse responds to a shot of Cavill as Supes and says, “My god, look at this fucking clown.” Another great cut is a shot of Henry calling Jesse and telling him that his dad is dead to which Jesse responds, “Shit.” My personal favorite is a mashup of Superman snapping Zod’s neck and Jesse scolding him by saying, “You didn’t need to be that rough on him.”
You have to see this gem for yourself to really get the context of those lines, so head on down below to check it out. If anything, at least we will get some great parody videos out of this whole Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor controversy.
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