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Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: This Is How the Internet Reacted to the Casting



    The Internet is angry! Internet smash! Internet yell!

    No, the Internet is happy! Internet applaud! Internet defend casting choice!

    That was basically what happened on Twitter when Warner Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman film. It was the biggest reaction to casting news since...well, since Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman. Most people thought Jesse was too young (even though he's the same age as Henry Cavill, who plays Superman) or was just too wrong for the role. Others loved the bold choice and lept to Oscar-nominated actor's defense.

    A quick recap of what happened on the Internet when the news broke:

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    People Who Think This Is the Worst Casting Ever

    NEWS: Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman in Man of Steel sequel

    People Who Think This Is the Best Casting Ever

    People Who Wanted Other Actors Cast as Lex Luthor (Mostly Bryan Cranston)

    PHOTOS: Batman's baddest villains

    And Finally, People Who Think This Casting Is Questionable...But at Least It's Better Than Ben Affleck as Batman

    So which camp do you fall in? Pro-Jesse? Anti-Jesse? Or did you give up on this movie when Ben was cast?

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