A few months ago DC Announced in an Official press release that Christopher Nolan would be an executive producer on the upcoming Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel: Fight or Flight).
The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.
In a recent Press release DC has Made Geoff Johns DC Comics Chief Creative Officer the new executive producer on the film. Also, in the press release sent this morning they also officially name Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor & Jeremy Irons As Alfred.
Director Zack Snyder had this to say about the Lex Luthor Casting:
Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.
As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.
Here is the Press release below:
Batman Vs Superman Gets new Executive Producer – Geoff Johns
JESSE EISENBERG AND JEREMY IRONS JOIN THE CAST OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ UNTITLED SUPERMAN/BATMAN FILM FROM DIRECTOR ZACK SNYDER