Warner Brothers has announced Jesse Eisenberg will play villain Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman vs Batman film. The actor is most famous for his Oscar-nominated performance as Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network”. It's a role that's previously been played by Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey.
The film, which will also star Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, is due out in 2016. It's being directed by Zac Snyder, who worked on the Superman reboot “Man Of Steel”. The movie, released in 2013, was a financial success, taking more than $660-million at the worldwide box office.
Cavill will reprise his role as Superman, with Ben Affleck starring as Batman.
It's also been announced British actor Jeremy Irons will play Alfred, the butler to Bruce Wayne, Batman's real identity. Other stars on board include Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Amy Adams (Lois Lane).