Off the heels of Jason Momoa’s costumed look as Aquaman, we have another “in-character” reveal from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s our first official look at Jesse Eisenberg as the corporately evil and self proclaimed worlds smartest mind… Lex Luthor. He’s unsettling (in a good way).
Look at me being gritty! Aren’t I cute! No, wait, menacing! That’s it, menacing! Not cute, no. Take me seriously! Rrrrrrr.
Jokes aside, that’s some crazy intensity in his eyes, which you need if you’re going to stare down an alien who can shoot lasers out his eyes. He looks….rich, abusive, controlling, and potentially a maniac. I like it.
Eisenberg might not be the first person you’d think of to play the supervillain, but he did have experience portraying a morally challenged billionaire in The Social Network.
“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” director Zack Snyder tells Entertainment Weekly. “Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course….Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.”
Eisenberg is part of a cast that includes Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight with Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. Amy Adams, Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman), Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Jena Malone, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy also star in the Zack Snyder-directed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, hitting theaters on March 25, 2016.