Two giant roles have been cast to Warner Bros upcoming film ‘Man of Steel 2’ or as most people refer to it, Batman vs. Superman. according to recent reports Jesse Eisenberg will now take the role of the villainous Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Batman’s loyal assistant and caretaker Alfred.
The film has been moved out of 2015 by Warner Bros., the studio pushed the release back to May 6, 2016, “allowing the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story,” according to the studios’ official statement.
Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.
The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, published by DC Entertainment.