First Official Image of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 10:50AM
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 10:50AM
First Official Image of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The newest Lex Luthor may be younger than some fans imagined, but at least he's definitely bald. Here's the first official image of Jesse Eisenberg's version of the iconic character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice:

First Official Image of Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"He's not any of the Lexes that you've seen, that's for sure," director Zack Snyder told EW, "other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course." There we go.

Many fans were upset about Eisenberg's casting, but I think he could be an inspired choice. He's an incredibly talented actor who's been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar, and as seen in the picture above, his hollowed-out cheekbones allow him to look sinister if he wants to. (Also, is it my imagination, or does he have a very tall head? Now that he's bald he reminds me of a mad scientist from a Saturday morning cartoon, like Pinky and the Brain.) And he is younger than most Lex Luthors, but like his character in the Social Network, the prototypical "evil mastermind" of this generation is a young guy who looks like he might work at Google.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes out on March 25, 2016.
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