Now that the bat suit has been revealed for Batman Vs. Superman, other members of the upcoming DC film are revealing little tidbits here and there. Jesse Eisenberg, who is set to take on the role of the villainous Lex Luthor, has revealed a bit of info about his character.
When it was announced that Eisenberg would be portraying the lead villain, one could argue that there were more conflicting emotions and naysayers than when it was announced that Ben Affleck would be playing Bruce Wayne.
In an effort to calm people down or perhaps to rile them up even more, actor Jesse Eisenberg has explained that his version of Luthor will be different. In fact, he says that his version of Superman’s archenemy will be different because it’s played by a different person. A no-brainer but one that needs some explaining.
“It’ll definitely be played by a different person… 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, 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.”
Eisenberg also told the site that even though Lex Luthor is featured in a blockbuster film, that doesn’t mean he will be a one dimensional character.
“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.”
Although Jesse wouldn’t answer if he would be bald, a previous report leads us to believe that he will either be in a bald cap or have to shave his head pretty soon. Luthor has been re-imagined as a tattooed, skinhead street punk, which isn’t really what the DC comics were going for when they created the eccentric genius. Who knows, perhaps Zack Snyder’s version of Batman vs Superman will impress and take everyone by surprise? As it is it’s already rumored to start a whole new franchise.
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