Jesse Eisenberg Discusses His Role In ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’


Back when it was announced that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, many fans of the character expressed outrage at the news, because of their belief that the actor is not intimidating enough to take on the role of such an iconic villain. However, the actor won many fans over after showing off his acting chops in some of the trailers for the movie and judging from everything that we’ve seen so far, it appears that he did a great job portraying Luthor.

From his hairstyle to his mannerisms in this movie, it has become apparent that this incarnation of the character is much more different than his predecessors. Speaking with Playboy, Eisenberg offered some insight into this modern take on the villain. Here’s what he had to say:

“The character is in line with what audiences want to see now, which is a more modern, psychologically realistic concept of Lex Luthor. His motivations are multifaceted; he has a way of using language that’s specific to the way his mind works; he struggles with interesting philosophical dilemmas like that of the individual having too much power, even if that individual is using that power for good. For instance, Superman has so far been using his powers to do some good, but is it safe to have someone like that walking the streets? It’s great that all of this happens in the context of a very exciting superhero movie.”

For more comments from Eisenberg, click here. What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Eisenberg as Lex Luthor when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next month? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Playboy

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.