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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Hopefully there's some good conflict between Lex Luthor and Batman. I always felt that Luthor would have made a better Batman villain as there's a lot of similarities between the two.

I've always thought that the dynamic between Bruce and Lex could be an interesting source of drama, potential competitors in business, possibly went to similar schools (or at least similar social circles) but an older Bruce to a younger Lex could be really interesting. Old money vs. self made man is an interesting dynamic.

Maybe that will happen. LexCorp and Wayne Enterprise want to rebuild Metropolis. Lex wins and starts a good feud with Bruce...?

A trade dispute being the central tenet for a film? Can't see that working out...

Good casting, arrogant punchable face.

If he channels some of that energy from Social Network, like when he's ripping into the twins lawyer and telling him how much of his attention he has at that moment, then I think Jesse could do this role justice (league)

with Clark Kent covering the story for the Daily Planet...

baha brilliant

Possibly what could happen, Bruce comes to work with Lex on rebuilding metropolis and initially hating on superman for the destruction and neck snapping, dusts of the cape and cowl, superman beats him, then things start to fall apart when Bruce realises Lex has a dark side to his plans for a new Metropolis, grudgingly decides to work with superman to defeat Lex who at this point is wearing a krypton infused armour suite. Batman uses batmobile/ bat wing etc. Superman gets badly hurt then batman's hand is shown grabbing superman's. The day is saved. End credits scene reveals justice league forming / Brainiac approaching

great scene, that.

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