February 07, 2014 12:03pm PT by Graeme McMillan
The Audition That Made Jesse Eisenberg Into Lex Luthor (Parody Video)
Admit it: No matter how you feel about the idea of Jesse Eisenberg playing Superman's archnemesis Lex Luthor in the follow-up to Man of Steel, you'd love to see the audition reel. Until that inevitable bonus material accompanies the Blu-ray release in late 2016, here's the next best thing: Scott Gairdner's interpretation of the real thing.
This isn't the first time Gairdner has done a faux Eisenberg audition -- he's previously imagined the actor going up for the lead of 127 Hours -- but this video has far more to offer fans of the DC superhero movies. Eisenberg as Luthor is one thing, but did you expect to see Eisenberg's Bane?
Watch the video, courtesy of Funny or Die, below. We can only hope that Eisenberg's actual performance in the movie will match up.