Jesse Eisenberg on Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman

News Simon Brew 15 May 2014 - 05:00

Ahead of the start of production, Jesse Eisenberg has been chatting a little about playing Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman...

For the next few months, Jesse Eisenberg is going to be hard at work filming Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman movie, where he's taking on the role of Lex Luthor. He's set to reprise the role of Luthor after that as well, although he's not been chatting about it that much so far.

However, he's now given an interview to IGN, where he was asked what his take on Lex Luthor was going to be. "I don't know the history as well as the people making the movie, so I guess it's up to them to figure out how much they want to separate it from previous incarnations", he told the site, "but I will treat it like it's its own role".

He added that "there's no way to play the history of the character played by other people, unless you do some kind of wink, but that doesn't seem like a responsible way to act. So I will just do it as though it's a character, in the same way you do a movie like The Double".

Whilst noting that there were some things he still couldn't reveal - such as whether he was shedding his hair for the role - Eisenberg did add that "the character's written really well. It's a really great role. The fact that it's in a big movie, you know, it seems like a character that would be in any kind of movie. It just happens to be in a bigger, flashier kind of thing".

You can read the full piece at IGN here.

Batman Vs Superman is due in cinemas on May 6th 2016.

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