Entertainment Weekly has scored the first photo of Jesse Eisenberg in character as Lex Luthor from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it looks…well, it looks a lot like Jesse Eisenberg with a shaved head. There’s really not too much to unpack in this one. The photo was taken by Clay Enos, the set photographer who is responsible for those fun back-and-forth images between Snyder’s camp and the Star Wars team last year.
Snyder gave a description of Eisenberg’s character to the magazine to accompany the picture:
“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.”
I suppose it makes sense that Luthor says what’s on his mind — when you have billions of dollars, you can pretty much say whatever you want without fear. It’ll be interesting to see two billionaires in the same movie (Luthor and Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne) and see how they stack up against each other. What do you think about Eisenberg’s new look?