News just came out that Jesse Eisneberg and Jeremy Irons have been cast in Batman vs Superman as Lex Luthor and Alfred respectively. I think Jeremy Irons is a great choice for Alfred, but Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? Come on, that has to be a joke. Rumors were saying either Joaquin Phoenix or Bryan Cranston were up for the role, but this, this came out of nowhere! However, this could be pretty interesting. /Film pointed out that in a modern day world Lex Luthor would be much more like Mark Zuckerberg than Bill Gates. I thought Jesse Eisenberg was great in The Social Network. Elsewhere? Not so much. Now, can Eisenberg do a good job as Luthor? He might. This is actually a pretty similar scenario to when Heath Ledger was announced to play The Joker. Sure, he had a good movie and was nominated for an Oscar, but everyone freaked out because they said he wasn't a good fit. Now? Ledger's Joker is regarded as one of the best characters in a movie. Take this with a grain of salt and keep expectations low like the rest of the movie. I do wonder why they just won't call this "The Justice League" at this point, especially if Denzel Washington is going to be Green Lantern.
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I figured with the amount of entertainment posts I have over on Theme Park Expedition, it's time to make a new blog. I'll be covering movies and TV on here, but I don't have a name for the blog. If you have any name suggestions tell me on Twitter @ThemeParks4Life.