Aside from maybe Zack Snyder, the most vocal member of the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice crew of late has been American Ultra star Jesse Eisenberg, who is due to portray the role of the supervillain Lex Luthor in next year’s Herculean showdown. Not only has the actor trumpeted the mythic tone of Snyder’s superhero flick, but Eisenberg has also described his involvement in the film as the most “advantageous” role of his career, affording him ample room to flex his Oscar-nominated acting abilities.
Now, Eisenberg has touched base on the actual nature of his megalomaniac persona, and even went so far as to describe Luthor as a “real scary person.” A real scary person that engineers Doomsday, perhaps? Time will tell.
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Regardless of Luthor’s actual plan – you know, aside from pitting the titular duo against one another – Eisenberg’s turn as the notorious force of evil is one to get excited about, naysayers be damned. For David Fincher’s The Social Network, Eisenberg brought a mesmerizing intensity that helped put him on the map, and now he’s on the verge of tackling one of the most well-known characters in comic book history. No pressure, then.
Here’s what the Oscar-nominated actor had to share about his devious depcition of Luthor in an interview with Vulture.
“There is this trove of stuff about this guy. A lot of it’s repetitive, like he always winds up on the roof of his building giving some faux benevolent talk about how he’s going to change the city,” he said. “It’s fun to take that campy cartoony stuff and try to put it into a real person and try to reconcile the two.”
“This movie is so different … it has real psychological underpinnings, and this movie character feels like a real scary person.”
Titans collides when Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice launches in theaters on March 25, 2016, and we can expect to see not just one, but two brand new trailers for the superhero showdown at some point next month.