has set another shockwave out in the movie and comic book industries with news
on the casting of Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up movie Superman Batman Movie.
first on the announcement that Ben
Affleck was playing Bruce Wayne/Batman,
followed it up with the casting of Fast & The Furious franchise
star Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The casting
of Lex Luthor has been sparked
rumors for months with such names as Bryan
Cranston and Joaquin Phoenix
being tossed around for the role.
and The Social Network) was announced as landing the role of the Man
Of Steel’s arch nemesis and greatest criminal mind known to man
himself, 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 Superman. Having Jesse in the role
allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in
some new and unexpected directions.”
the only casting announced today, they also announced that Jeremy Irons (The Lion King, Die
Hard With Avengeance, and The Man In The Iron Mask) has been cast as Bruce
Wayne’s trusted friend, ally, and mentor Alfred
“an absolutely critical element in the intricate
infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne
to transform himself into Batman. It
is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of
the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that
encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”
to a May 6, 2016 release date. The film is currently being
written by Chris Terrio, from a
screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive
producers. Production is expected to get under way in the spring in Detroit.
of Steel’s co-stars Amy Adams,
Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane
are set to return along with star Henry
own Mike Spider-Slayer from Comic Book Corner 2.0 and Kat from Comic Uno will
be doing topic videos later this evening discussing this latest casting news
and return here for more updates and news as it comes in.
WB Announces Superman Batman Movie