Jesse Eisenberg Describes a ‘Complicated, Challenging’ Lex Luthor

Although we’ve already seen official Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice images featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg’s take on Lex Luthor is still largely a mystery. Today, in an interview with Total Film, Eisenberg drops a few clues about what fans can expect from his presumably villainous turn in the March 25, 2016 release.

“I got to know one of the writers Chris Terrio, and we were able to discuss things at length and figure out who this person is to create a real psychology behind what is, perhaps, in a comic book, a less than totally modern psychology,” he says. “I can only say I’ve been asked to play an interesting role. A complicated, challenging person… There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then an actor makes it his or her own.”

The Zack Snyder film also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Tao Okamoto, Holly Hunter, and Scoot McNairy.

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