Jesse Eisenberg Cautiously Talks about Lex Luthor Role in BATMAN V SUPERMAN


Officially Jesse Eisenberg isn’t allowed to say much, but the actor has opened up a little more about villainous Lex Luthor character in a new interview with Total Film (via CBM), while promoting his new drama Night Moves.

The Social Network star who hadn’t seen any comic book movies before he joined Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, reportedly looked through a stack of comics to get a sense of the history of the Superman’s arch nemesis.

“They asked me if I wanted to play the part before they sent me the script. I’m not sure how it worked, but it’s something I read with the understanding that I could do the role, If I…You know, they don’t just hand the scripts out. But I really liked it on its own terms. I would do it if it was for free and it was tiny.”

Eisenberg said that he collaborated with the Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio (who Ben Affleck brought in to save the day) on the character:

“There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then an actor makes it his or her own. I got to know one of the writers really well, Chris Terrio, and we were able to discuss things at length and figure out who this person is to create a real psychology behind what is, perhaps, in a comic book, a less than totally modern psychology. I can only say I’ve been asked to play an interesting role: a complicated, challenging person.”

Batman News sources and previous reports say that Eisenberg’s Luthor has “jittery mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day. Lex Luthor may not be bald either, Eisenberg was sporting long, wavy, dirty blonde hair in the scenes he shot in June.”

I’m pretty sure that was just a rumor and I hope to Christ his Luthor will end up being a fresh take on the iconic villain.

Batman v Superman is currently continuing production in Detroit under the direction of Zack Snyder for a March 25, 2016 release. Terrio rewrote the script from previous drafts by Man of Steel co-writer David S. Goyer.

Well, until I see a trailer I’m leaning more towards it not being good. What do you think?


The chin is a win, ha!