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'Batman vs. Superman' Fans MOCK Jesse Eisenberg Cast Choice In Fake Trailer: Watch [VIDEO]

  • Michael Briggs , Design & Trend Staff Writer
  • Feb, 03, 2014, 01:39 PM
Jesse Eisenberg.
(Photo : REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico ) Jesse Eisenberg's casting as the Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" film is rumored to be the reason for the film's production delay.

The latest major cast choice for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film is facing loads of criticism from fans, which has unfortunately become a theme with the Man of Steel sequel, thus far (See: Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman).

With The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg now tabbed as the film's Lex Luthor, the ranting and mocking has actually resulted in a hilarious take on the film anybody, whether they like Eisenberg as Luthor or not, can chuckle at. The new fake trailer, uploaded to Youtube by Screen Junkies, offers a 'first-look' at the upcoming battle between Eisenberg's Luthor and Henry Cavill's Superman. The "Supercut" trailer was actually mixed pretty well, and even takes a jab at "Batfleck" at the end.

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Check it out below.


Speaking of peeved fans, Ben Affleck recently addressed the droves of petition signatures, blog posts and coffee shop rants directed at his involvement with the franchise. Though producers have stood by their choice and backed Affleck, little has been said from the Argo director.

However, in a new interview with Playboy, the Oscar winner addressed the outrage, saying Warner Bros. advised him to expect unhappiness from die-hard fans, all while assuring him that he fit their mold for the new direction the character would take in Batman vs. Superman, which he called "incredible."

"I understand I'm at a disadvantage with the Internet. If I thought the result would be another Daredevil, I'd be out there picketing myself. [laughs] Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?"

He continued:

"It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially," the 41-year-old told Playboy, adding that his take on the character won't be too similar to Bale's Batman.

"I don't want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn't compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill's Superman character."

When the release date for Batman vs. Superman was pushed back 10 months to May 2016, it was widely rumored that an injury sustained by Affleck had pushed back production. However, according to a new report, the delay has not stopped production itself, with the cast's major players "summoned to start work right away."

The news comes via Deadline, which reports that the film's production has created an issue for Affleck, who is also scheduled to direct FOX's new drama project, Middle Man, which the Oscar winner has been tied to since 2009. With Affleck's commitment to Batman vs. Superman, as well as other projects this spring, FOX has reportedly been forced to put the pilot on hold until they figure out how to proceed.

So while Batman vs. Superman appears to be a ways off, it seems that the film's production has begun and the release delay doesn't appear to be the result of an Affleck-injury setback. Stay tuned for more details.

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