Jesse Eisenberg Talks 'Lex Luthor' In BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

He's still tight lipped about whether he'll be bald or not, but while talking to IGN Jesse Eisenberg does open up a little more about playing Luthor in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel. Find out what he had to say after the jump.

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By TheAbaryMan369 - 5/14/2014

While out promoting his new film, The Double, Jesse Eisenberg talked about his role as the iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor who will be appearing in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. He says how he wants to make the character different, without changing Luthor completely and disappointing fans. "I guess it's up to them to figure out how much they want to separate it from previous incarnations," says Eisenberg in his interview with IGN. "But I will treat it like it's its own role. 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, which is a smaller movie -- but you just kind of treat it like a character, and that's probably the best course of action, I think." He also answered the question on a lot of people's mind, which is whether or not he'll bid farewell to his hair (or wear a bald-cap, whatever you fancy) in order to play the hairless-Luthor, or if his Lex Luthor just didn't go bald yet. Unsurprisingly, his answer was "I'm not allowed to say anything, because of their privacy." But did we expect him to give us a solid answer? No, not really.

He also talked more about the reason why he wanted the role, which he said before was because he loved the script. "The character's really good, so it's like doing anything else. They make a lot of those movies, so if you're an actor in things, you will probably cross paths with it at some point. But 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." Do you like Jesse Eisenberg as an actor, and are you looking forward to see his take on Superman's archenemy? Sound off below.
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McNyagano - 5/14/2014, 2:16 PM
He's gonna own it as Lex. Haters gonna hate!
LEEE777 - 5/14/2014, 2:18 PM
He wants to be, don't want his trademark [frick]ing curly hair :p
DEVLIN712 - 5/14/2014, 2:18 PM
I can't wait to see how he takes on Lex
Brainiac13 - 5/14/2014, 2:20 PM
@McN

:( Did you get my email?

DaVinci31 - 5/14/2014, 2:20 PM
I hope he owns it, can't wait.



MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:20 PM
[frick]ing hell! Just posted this!
TheManFromMars - 5/14/2014, 2:20 PM
StarYeezus - 5/14/2014, 2:21 PM
He may have taken out Peter Parker, but he's no match for Supes.
JediPhilosopher - 5/14/2014, 2:22 PM
He'll destroy Lex. Like Snyder destroyed Superman. I mean, so destroyed, no one will ever care again about these characters again. Total ownage.
Brainiac13 - 5/14/2014, 2:22 PM
@MrBlackJack

I sent this link to Josh, BatManiac & McN! I should've sent it to you this morning.

:(
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:23 PM
You win this round Abary.
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/14/2014, 2:23 PM
"It just happens to be in a bigger, flashier kind of thing." 
OMG!!!!!! HE JUST CONFIRMED FLASH WILL SHOW UP BATMAN VS SUPERMAN!!!!!!!
Brainiac13 - 5/14/2014, 2:23 PM
Looking forward to his performance.
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:23 PM
@Brainiac it's okay, you can send me a link whenever you find one!
JillyMcBeam - 5/14/2014, 2:24 PM
He needs to remind Ben Affleck of rule #18.

LMB10 - 5/14/2014, 2:25 PM
I completely forgot he was in this movie
TheMexicanSuperman - 5/14/2014, 2:25 PM
@JediPhilosopher, my God, do you hate every fricking thing? Why are you on this site when all you do is complain about these movies?
TheRationalNerd - 5/14/2014, 2:25 PM
My bro ran into Jesse the other day down in NY, he said he's pretty chilled and cool. I was like "DUDE!!!! DO YOU REALIZE YOU WERE JUST TALKING TO LEX LUTHOR??!!" I was sooooo jealous man! smh
blackandyellow - 5/14/2014, 2:26 PM
Considering the best portrayal of LL was that guy on Smallville, it shouldn't be too hard for him to own the role.
TheRationalNerd - 5/14/2014, 2:27 PM
Yeah I'm seriously ready to see that Batsuit in full color. I'm kind of mad we got a black and white pic but man oh man, hopefully we can get a pic with Cavil and Affleck together.
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:27 PM
I'm loving just about everything with this movie. Love the returning cast, love what Snyder did with MOS, love the fact that Goyer is only doing the story, love Terrio writing the film, love the Affleck choice, love the Irons choice, love the Eisenberg choice, I think adding Mulvey, Okamoto, and Hunter is a great move, love the batsuit and batmobile, and love how this is supposedly suppose to shoot back to back with JL (according to THR)!
DaVinci31 - 5/14/2014, 2:28 PM
Oh I can already see where this thread is heading . . .

blackandyellow - 5/14/2014, 2:28 PM
Jesse Eisenberg cast as Lex Luthor for Batman Vs. Superman
TheManFromMars - 5/14/2014, 2:28 PM
@TheBlackNerd

I don't think the batsuit will have much color, actually. I think that B&W pic is pretty close to what we'll see in the screen.
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:29 PM
Only part of this film I'm not sold on is Gadot, which I'm optimistic about at most.
Mike89 - 5/14/2014, 2:29 PM
The guy from smallville was the only good Lex Luthor ive seen in any live action TV show or movie. So really he doesnt have any big shoes to fill.
TheManFromMars - 5/14/2014, 2:30 PM
Is it wrong that I would like to see Jonah Hill as the Penguin?
Mike89 - 5/14/2014, 2:31 PM
He may not be a good fit, but unlike Gal Gadot, he can act.

So the best of luck to him.
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:31 PM
Spacey should have been the best live action Luthor (actually, film wise he is), but was drenched in camp (not to mention the film being as fascinating as watching paint dry).
MrBlackjack - 5/14/2014, 2:32 PM
@DaVinci Are you trying to get me horny? Because if so you're too late, Pasto's forum already did.
BenderBendingRodriguez - 5/14/2014, 2:33 PM
lol Perhaps there is a reason why Batman is so Sad, Eisenberg is playing Lutherberg in this movie lol

batswing
DaVinci31 - 5/14/2014, 2:33 PM
@MrBlackJack

Oh Pasto . . . that poor lost soul . . .
DaVinci31 - 5/14/2014, 2:34 PM
@TheManFromMars

Nah, I would pay to see that film.
McNyagano - 5/14/2014, 2:34 PM
@Brainiac

Sorry man:/ Just seen it a few minutes ago. But I'll check my e-mails regularly man. Thanks though:)
LEEE777 - 5/14/2014, 2:34 PM
Mike89 @ Lmao...

GENE HACKMAN was amazing, yes not deep or dark at the time but was still an excellent Lex Luthor (Silver Age one).
TheRationalNerd - 5/14/2014, 2:35 PM
@TheManFromMars

Yeah, you've got a good point. I want the belt to be that classic gold color. I guess we'll have to wait until comic con. :(((
TheAmbassador - 5/14/2014, 2:35 PM
I don't get why he's making it seem there's something he needs to tap into for him to play Lex when we all know his performance will just be Zuckerberg 2.0 with an extra teaspoon of douche bag charm
DrDoom - 5/14/2014, 2:38 PM
Shit casting.
CherryBomb - 5/14/2014, 2:40 PM
I'm excited. He's going to be the type of Lex who doesn't need to necassarily look intimidating or much of a threat but you realise that his mind is the scariest most sinister part of all and that's all he needs.

It'll give a great contrast to the warm, intimidating looking person that Superman is.

He could be doing a Karen Gillan and be wearing a wig right now!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/14/2014, 2:42 PM
Didn't Lex lose his hair in the comics by Superman blowing toxic fumes on Lex's hair lol? Would be hilarious if they did that in the film.
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