Jesse Eisenberg to Play Lex Luthor in Man of Steel Sequel

Jesse Eisenberg is ready to take flight as one of comics’ most iconic villains.

The Social Network star has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, featuring the blockbuster-ready team-up of Superman and Batman.

Warner Bros. announced the casting news Friday and also revealed that The Borgias’s Jeremy Irons is set to play Batman’s trusted butler-confidant, Alfred.