The decision to cast Oscar nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman has taken the internet by storm. As if Ben Affleck being cast as Batman wasn’t bad enough to fanboys, the casting of Eisenberg as Luthor has broken spirits everywhere.
But while fanboys are throwing a fit over the casting decision, some are taking it as an opportunity to creatively rebel against the move by Warner Bros. The folks over at Screen Junkies cut together a hilarious trailer that not only trolls Jesse Eisenberg’s casting but manages to actually look pretty awesome at times too.
We saw a fake trailer for Batman vs. Superman pop up not long after Ben Affleck was cast, and the trailer actually helped calm some fans down due to how well Affleck meshed with the film’s tone. This trailer isn’t trying to bring about peace to the internet, rather it’s just here point out how hilariously against type Eisneberg has just been cast.
There’s no saying how well Eisenberg will do in the role, as while he’s playing against type, he’s an Oscar nominated actor with a ton of talent. There’s a lot of time between now and the May 6, 2016 release of Batman vs. Superman and even if the casting decision blows up, we at least have this hilarious trailer to make up for it.