Maybe people should stop complaining long enough to realize the perfect Luthor has been cast
Here we go again with another casting of a person in a Superhero movie and another round of complaints from the social media “complainasphere” (which by the way is a word I just made up)
Jesse Eisenberg the star of The Social Network found out a few weeks ago that he had been cast as Lex Luthor in the soon to film Batman/Superman movie and already every armchair quarterback movie expert has spent several weeks complaining. It truly is remarkable how often we do this. Especially since we are often times so wrong. Remember the outcry when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in the Dark Knight movie? What about the people who screamed because Michael Keaton was Batman? Remember the people who said Robert Downey Jr could never pull off Iron Man? To show non comic book examples think back to the folks who complained that no one would believe Leo as Howard Hughes, Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, Brad Pitt as Billy Beane or Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles?
Anyone who saw the fantastic movie “The Social Network” knows that not only is Eisenberg a great actor but he is an actor who can play a megalomaniac uber wealthy guy who holds a grudge better than most. We need in Luthor an actor who’s rapid fire delivery can go head to head Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne. A guy who can explain his evil plan succinctly so we understand what’s going on and get back to the action. Eisenberg is not only a good choice he is a perfect choice.
Bottom line is Hollywood is in the business of investing 100s of millions of dollars to put their vision out there to make it worth our twenty bucks a pop to see their art. I highly doubt that the decision to cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was a rash one. In other words just settle down complaining blogosphere aka Complainasphere all will be fine