Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The Eisenberg-Luthor Problem Edition


Over the years, there have been a lot of incarnations of Superman, each of which has crossed swords (metaphorically speaking) with a lot of incarnations of one Lex Luthor.  Over the last week or so, there has been much ado about the latest incarnation of Luthor, set to appear in the already-controversial sequel to ‘Man Of Steel.’  You’d think that after the uproar about Ben Affleck’s Batman and Wonder Woman’s appearance, that people would be tired of jumping to conclusions, but as a comics fan of three decades standing, I’ll tell ya for free it’s not so.  For my money, I’d love to see Eisenberg as the early-80s George Perez armored Lex Luthor, ready to fight Superman with his technological super-powers, but no matter how they go with the character, there’s still one thing I’m wondering…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has yet to get really excited about this film one way or the other, but is uncertain of the reason for the furor, asking: What *is* the problem with Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor?