New Lex Luthor photo debuts as the billionaire “talks about” The Batman
Following his interview with Fortune Magazine in October, Wired has an “exclusive interview” with Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and with it a new image of the eccentric billionaire which you can view in the gallery below. Among several interesting Easter eggs within the interview are that it was “conducted” by Ron Troupe, a character from the pages of Superman comics; a graphic of competing companies in the DCU referencing Bruce Wayne, Oliver Queen (Green Arrow), Ted Kord (Blue Beetle) and villain Simon Stagg; and even some quotes from the character referencing the larger DCEU.
“Any objective analyst will tell you that his brand of justice, vigilantism, is painfully outmoded, designed to be effective in an age when the law carried billy clubs because crime carried knives,” Luthor says of The Batman. “The most dangerous guy on the street worked in the shadows because he was cowardly and superstitious. That’s all you needed to play upon in order to disrupt their operations. You want to clean up the streets? Dress up like the boogeyman, switch on a fog machine and lower your voice.”
Luthor went on to seemingly reference the Suicide Squad, the film for which Eisenberg was previously rumored to appear in.
“Let’s just say I ran into a wall. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail here. Suffice it to say the dangers we’ve been talking about are very real. And they’re not just limited to a couple of alien brawlers able to level tall buildings in a single bout. I’m ready to sit down with whatever task force the government has assembled — in the interest of sharing intelligence and building solutions together. If she… they… Argus… the government, whatever you want to call it, has a real interest in fighting for the future, they ought to work with those of us who are already on the front lines.”
You can read the full “interview” by clicking here.
Directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.