Jesse Eisenberg is Set to Play Lex Luthor

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Jesse Eisenberg set to play Lex Luthor (3)

Jesse Eisenberg, the curly-haired actor who shot to fame for playing the character of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” will be taking on a new role-this time as Clark Kent’s BFF-turned-nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman/Batman film.

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940,” says director Zack Snyder in a released statement. “Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

Eisenberg joins Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), and Ben Affleck (Batman) in the much anticipated superhero flick, that’s set to be out in 2015.

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