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

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In a recent interview with Vulture, Jesse Eisenberg who portrays Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, briefly talked about a couple of things involving his role as the iconic Man of Steel villain.

One of the topics that was touched upon was how his take on the role differs from Gene Hackman’s in the original 1978 Superman movie, and how much darker and different Batman v Superman is going to be compared to that movie.

This movie is so different … it has real psychological underpinnings, and this movie character feels like a real scary person.

Eisenberg obviously read quite a few comic books in order to prepare for his role, but he did reveal that he wasn’t much of a fan prior to landing the part. He’s glad about that though, since he says he would be “too excited to stop smiling” if that wasn’t the case while he was shooting the movie.

There is this trove of stuff about this guy. A lot of it’s repetitive, like he always winds up on the roof of his building giving some faux benevolent talk about how he’s going to change the city, it’s fun to take that campy cartoony stuff and try to put it into a real person and try to reconcile the two.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex? Let us know in the comment section below!

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.