Batman V. Superman: Jesse Eisenberg On What Makes His Lex Luthor Different


MTV caught up with Jesse Eisenberg while he is promoting his new movie The End Of The Tour and asked him about portraying Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

"It's a really great character. It was written by this guy, Chris Terrio (Argo). He's a phenomenal writer," Eisenberg began by praising the Batman v Superman screenwriter once again. "He comes from a place of character. He loves my character in the same way I love my character. He put a lot of work into it. It's a great character. There's an emotional core to character. It's not a silly villainous character."

Then MTV asked Eisenberg if looked back at any of Gene Hackman's performance as Lex Luthor in the Superman films that starred Christopher Reeve. "No, it is an entirely different thing," Eisenberg explained. "Also, the tone of that movies is so different, like that movie wouldn't be made now. Like the way we expect movies to be now is to have some kind of - I mean, it's probably for the best - there's some kind of psychological accuracy. That the person is coming from a place probably diagnosable in some way."

Listen to Jesse's comments in the video below.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters March 25, 2016.

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