First Look: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in ‘Batman v. Superman’
by Ethan Anderton
March 25, 2015
After director Zack Snyder gave us a look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s time for a glimpse at another familiar comic book character, but this time on the villain’s side. We’ve known for awhile that Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the film (he may even reprise the role in Suicide Squad), but we’ve been waiting to see if he would be bald from the beginning or eventually lose his hair. Well, now we have confirmation with a first look photo, or rather portrait, of Eisenberg completely bald. Look below!
Here’s our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman (via EW):
Check out a sneak peek a Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman right here.
This doesn’t appear to be a photo from the film (especially because it’s in black and white), and Luthor isn’t sporting a trademark suit or anything. So this is more than likely a photo that EW shot just so they could reveal Eisenberg’s completely bald head. Zack Snyder says, “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.”
Zack Snyder’s sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the DC Comics Universe will bring back Henry Cavill as Superman and introduce Ben Affleck as Batman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fisburne and Diane Lane are all reprising their roles from Man of Steel, while more new additions include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. There have also been rumblings of Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa also has some sort of role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next spring, March 25th, 2016.