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Published On: Sun, Aug 31st, 2014

Jesse Eisenberg on Lex Luthor in ‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘complicated, challenging person’

The new issue of Total Film, issue 224, features quotes from star Jesse Eisenberg on playing the villain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

jesse-eisenberg“I got to know one of the writers 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,” the Social Network star tells the magazine.

Following Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder now moves the DC Universe on the big screen towards a full Justice League film. Eisenberg hints at having some input into this incarnation of the iconic bad guy.

“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 can only say I’ve been asked to play an interesting role. A complicated, challenging person,” Eisenberg tells Total Film.

Batman News reported on Luthor’s appearance: “Eisenberg has “a lot of hair”. It’s not Eisenberg’s typical curly look — it’s a bit longer, kind of loose and wavy, and it’s dirty blonde. Eisenberg’s Luthor has spastic mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day. I’m told that the scenes shot take place towards the beginning of the movie… so maybe there’s still a chance that Lex Luthor could show up bald by the end? ”

Henry Cavill co-stars with Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Eisenberg and Ray Fisher.

Also cast are Jason Momoa, Scoot McNairy, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne,  Amy Adams, Diane LaneCallan Mulvey, Jeremy Irons, Tao Okamoto and TJ Norris.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will arrive in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Lex Luthor DC Comics photo

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