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Lex Luthor Is Scary in Batman Vs. Superman Says Jesse Eisenberg

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:21


Update: WB has launched a Lex Luthor viral marketing campaign.


If there was any question as to what kind of bad guy Lex Luthor will be in Batman Vs. Superman, Jesse Eisenberg offers up further evidence that this version of the Superman villlain will be none like previously seen on the big screen.

Talking with Vulture, Eisenberg reiterates Batman Vs. Superman's Lex Luthor will be different than the Richard Donner and Gene Hackman version, and even some of the comic books, which admittedly, have been a bit campy.

There is this trove of stuff about this guy. A lot of it's repetitive, like he always winds up on the roof of his building giving some faux benevolent talk about how he's going to change the city. It's fun to take that campy cartoony stuff and try to put it into a real person and try to reconcile the two.

Eisenberg goes on to offer up a clue that Lex Luthor will come off as a bad guy, but just how so remains to be seen.

this movie is so different ... it has real psychological underpinnings, and this movie character feels like a real scary person.”

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder.


Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

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