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This is What Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor Will Look Like

The first picture revealed of Luthor for Batman v. Superman

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Fans haven't gotten to see much about the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice film, directed by Zack Snyder and hitting theaters on March 25, 2016, but in Entertainment Weekly, they had a first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. The Superman villain, shown above, is very different from other villains in comic books. He's a thinking man's villain and a public figure.

Zack Snyder had a bit to say about the character in the upcoming film.

“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure...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.”

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens up on March 25, 2016.

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I'm glad that this will put the "street punk" Lex rumors to rest.

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Awesome!

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Sinister... :D

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Looks good

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Looks like one of those kids in the news about to shoot his folks for grounding him for playing too much Video Games.

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I was hoping that Bryan Cranston would make a good Luthor...But it looks like Eisenberg can fill the bill.

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Looks like one of those kids in the news about to shoot his folks for grounding him for playing too much Video Games.

lol

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Looks good

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Shocking, he's bald! Once again a character reveal with essentially monochrome...

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he looks pretty Lex like

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He really looks like one of those people you don't want to mess with. Like if you do something wrong he'll rip you apart.

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he is the perfect Lex Luthor, so excited

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He looks just like Smallville's Lex Luthor. If that's the case then they should have brought back Michael Rossunbaum. I still have my doubts. I hope the teaser trailer for this movie gives us enough time to experience and analyze Eisenberg as Luthor because I don't see him as threatening or ominous.

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Looks like one of those kids in the news about to shoot his folks for grounding him for playing too much Video Games.

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HITMAN !

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Interesting, interesting. I don't trust Snyder, so every time he releases something I'm just relieved it doesn't look terrible.

I hope they use LL:MoS as an inspiration for the character.

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Looks a lot better than I was expecting.

How come no Bruce Willis tho?

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He looks just like Smallville's Lex Luthor. If that's the case then they should have brought back Michael Rossunbaum. I still have my doubts. I hope the teaser trailer for this movie gives us enough time to experience and analyze Eisenberg as Luthor because I don't see him as threatening or ominous.

Rosenbaum was the best live action Lex yet, but I have high hopes for Eisenberg.

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@dondave said:

@jordanstine said:

Looks like one of those kids in the news about to shoot his folks for grounding him for playing too much Video Games.

lol

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He looks really young though.
:/

He'll have to deliver one hell of a performance if he wants to sell it

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I'm excited. He looks great.

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I....like it, actually.

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doesn't look that bad, and I'm saying this as someone who openly opposed casting Eisenberg. Still, a monochrome headshot doesn't reveal much. I'll reserve judgment until I see a trailer.

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Don't like it. He doesn't scream Lex to me.

It's funny, his voice is like, the least Lex-type voice I've heard.

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Look wise he's not that bad, it's his voice that's the problem.

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Now I wonder who they are going to cast as Lenny Luthor?

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Intimidating NOICE

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Pretty cool. Looks like Smallville Luthor

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@mrtummytumms: if you're at all intimidated by him......I feel you'd also be scared by a vicious Pomeranian.......this movie is so gonna fail! Hahahaha!

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@therealdavidsgoyer: lol what a fanboy. Realistically, its more like DC:3 Marvel:8. DC have only just started though so thats not a bad tally.

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Just can't stand his standard teeny squeaky nerd voice in all his roles.

Hope he doesn't use that, and tries talking like a normal person instead of a nerd this time.

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Looks like a bald Jessie Eisenberg. I still don't find him threatening in any way which in my opinion LL should be. Hopefully he'll win me over though.

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Eisenberg isn't looking that much like Lex Luthor in that photo. He doesn't have Lex's arrogance, cynicism or sinister edge in his acting. And that's more important than how he looks. His acting roles are almost blow for blow the same performance repeated over the film; the fast talking mile a minute smart guy/nerd who thinks he knows better than anyone else. Thing is, that's only one facet of Lex's character, there's so much more complexity to Lex as a villain and arch nemesis of Superman. And I don't think Eisenberg has the acting range to meet the criteria.

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I like eisenberg as an actor, however i feel he doesn't have the physical look of Luthor. Luthor usually is abit older, a deeper voice, abit more mass on his body...

Well let's see how it goes.

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I'm not feeling it.

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@lvenger said:

Eisenberg isn't looking that much like Lex Luthor in that photo. He doesn't have Lex's arrogance, cynicism or sinister edge in his acting. And that's more important than how he looks. His acting roles are almost blow for blow the same performance repeated over the film; the fast talking mile a minute smart guy/nerd who thinks he knows better than anyone else. Thing is, that's only one facet of Lex's character, there's so much more complexity to Lex as a villain and arch nemesis of Superman. And I don't think Eisenberg has the acting range to meet the criteria.

I agree.

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And back then, you guys were hating on him -_-

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Looks awesome.

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Please, don't. The MCU fanboys will attack you.

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@blade_r: Are you being serious about casting Bruce Willis?

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And back then, you guys were hating on him -_-

That's the way of the internet.

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And back then, you guys were hating on him -_-

What you talking about? I think people still do.

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He looked better bald than I thought

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@saint_wildcard: What are your thoughts on JE as Lex? I don't recall ever seeing you comment on it.

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He looks like a drug washout.

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I'm actually feeling it. I think it would be cool to have a Lex Luthor that is honest, but is just on the wrong side of things. A Lex that hates and distrusts Superman because he feels he is responsible for the destruction of the city.

Don't get me wrong, he would have NEVER been my choice for Lex, but looking at Zack Synder's comments I pretty sure he won't be some annoying snot nose brat like we were all afraid of.

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@g_leno: Ignore him, he's a troll. He's the EdgeJohn for DC.

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Ok this Luthor means business.

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@saint_wildcard: What are your thoughts on JE as Lex? I don't recall ever seeing you comment on it.

Really? I'm sure I've mentioned it a few times. Well, this casting is the one that hurts me as a major Red Son Lex Luthor fanboy. I've never been against the Ben Affleck or Gal Gadot casting. Jesse just doesn't feel like Lex Luthor too me, he looks alright here but his voice has always been my problem with this casting.