Jessie Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In "Man Of Steel" Sequel

(Undated) -- Oscar nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg will play Superman's arch enemy Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man Of Steel" sequel. In announcing the casting catch on Friday, Warner Brothers and director Zack Snyder said "The Social Network" star has the chops they're looking for to bring the complexities of the Luthor character to the big screen. Warner Brothers also announced Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in the role of Bruce Wayne's trusted butler Alfred.