Batman Vs. Superman: Jesse Eisenberg Talks Luthor Role, But Can't Say If He Will Be Bald
While out promoting his new film, The Double, Jesse Eisenberg spoke briefly to IGN about his [...]
While out promoting his new film, The Double, Jesse Eisenberg spoke briefly to IGN about his upcoming role as Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman. Eisenberg said he plans on treating the character as his own, without reverence for previous film appearances. "It'll definitely be played by a different person, but I don't know really how different this -- I don't know the history as well as the people making the movie, so I guess it's up to them to figure out how much they want to separate it from previous incarnations." Said Eisenberg, "But I will treat it like it's its own role. There's no way to play the history of the character played by other people, unless you do some kind of wink, but that doesn't seem like a responsible way to act. So I will just do it as though it's a character, in the same way you do a movie like The Double, which is a smaller movie -- but you just kind of treat it like a character, and that's probably the best course of action, I think." As to whether Eisenberg will shave his head for the role or not, Eisenberg couldn't say "because of their privacy." Batman vs. Superman comes to theaters May 6, 2016.