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The Audition That Made Jesse Eisenberg Into Lex Luthor (Parody Video)

Scott Gairdner offers a take on just what made the "Social Network" star right for the role of Lex Luthor.

Luthor Audition Still - H 2014
Funny or Die

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?

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Watch the video, courtesy of Funny or Die, below. We can only hope that Eisenberg's actual performance in the movie will match up.