New Batman Vs Superman Lex Luthor & Alfred actors finally officially revealed. Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures finally,officially revealed who will be portraying Lex Luthor and Alfred in their upcoming “Batman vs Superman” super hero/action flick,via a major press release (below). It turns out that we’re going to see “The Social Network” star, Jessie Eisenberg (left), take on the role of super villain, Lex Luthor, and actor, Jeremy Irons (right), is on tap to play Alfred, who is,of course, Bruce Wayne’s trusty butler.
The official Warner Bros. Pictures press release went like this: “BURBANK, CA, January 31, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Eisenberg received Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award® and BAFTA Award nominations for his starring role as Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” He also starred in Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love” and Louis Letterier’s “Now You See Me.” He next appears in “The Double” and “Night Moves.”
Irons won the Academy Award® for his portrayal of Claus von Bülow in “Reversal of Fortune.” His work in the film also garnered him a Golden Globe Award. He won an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for his performance in the TV miniseries “Elizabeth I,” opposite Helen Mirren, and recently starred on the small screen as Rodrigo Borgia in Neil Jordan’s highly acclaimed Showtime series “The Borgias,” for which Irons earned a Golden Globe nomination.