Batman v Superman: Ben Affleck Describes Lex Luthor As Kurt Cobain Mixed With Larry Page

Lex Luthor
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In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fans of the new DC movie universe will meet not just that world's Batman, but also Alfred, Wonder Woman, and of course, Lex Luthor.

in an interview with Premiere France, actor Ben Affleck, who brings Bruce Wayne and Batman to life in the film, gave some insight on the other actors.

"I've been a fan of Jeremy Irons since high school," he said. He noted that he knew he "could rely on him to trigger real emotions," since the two share very close, and emotionally important scenes together.

As for Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor, he compares him to two icons of the last two and a half decades.

"His Lex Luthor is reminiscent of [deceased Nirvana frontman] Kurt Cobain mixed with [Google co-founder] Larry Page. It's great! It makes me laugh and celebrates the uniqueness of our billionaires," looking at the differences between Lex and Bruce, he said. He does note that while it's certainly not said, both of these genius billionaires "may just be mentally ill!"

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.

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  1. What happened to the "Brad Pitt, Richard Branson" mix Snyder said Lex would be 2 years ago...

  2. This is obviously Affleck giving his view on how HE sees Lex. You realize you'll see him differently when YOU see the film, right? Do you? 

    • Munchim
    • 398 Posts in 14 Months

    that's an absolute retard comparison, considering how anti social Kurt Cobain was and how much of a limelight clown this Luthor appears to be,....it'll be another wacky Luthor interpretation just like Kevin Spacey's and Gene Hackman's

    • CB131814
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