Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: This Is How the Internet Reacted to the Casting | NBC Southern California

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: This Is How the Internet Reacted to the Casting

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The Internet is angry! Internet smash! Internet yell!

No, the Internet is happy! Internet applaud! Internet defend casting choice!

That was basically what happened on Twitter when Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman film. It was the biggest reaction to casting news since...well, since Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman. Most people thought Jesse was too young (even though he's the same age as Henry Cavill, who plays Superman) or was just too wrong for the role. Others loved the bold choice and lept to Oscar-nominated actor's defense.

A quick recap of what happened on the Internet when the news broke:

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People Who Think This Is the Best Casting Ever

People Who Wanted Other Actors Cast as Lex Luthor (Mostly Bryan Cranston)

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And Finally, People Who Think This Casting Is Questionable...But at Least It's Better Than Ben Affleck as Batman

So which camp do you fall in? Pro-Jesse? Anti-Jesse? Or did you give up on this movie when Ben was cast?

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