There are so many things we still don’t know about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and so much controversy surrounding the decisions being made that frankly, some things have gotten lost in the shuffle. One bold choice that was met with immediate criticism and then quietly disappeared was the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. So much time has been spent debating Ben Affleck’s Batman casting, dissecting the new Batsuit and Batmobile, and fighting about Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman casting that the new depiction of the iconic villain seems a bit like an afterthought.
Well, keep an eye on your Twitter and RSS feeds next week, because apparently LexCorp scenes are expected to start shooting on June 12th and 13th, and they will likely come with a new wave of set photos and articles outlining each and every leaked detail.
The first nugget of information arrives from Batman-News, who supposedly have an inside source with some information about LexCorp and what kind of company it will be. Oddly enough, not much time has been spent at LexCorp in the Superman franchise before, so it will be interesting to see how Zack Snyder brings Luthor’s empire to life.
Here’s what Batman-News had to say about LexCorp in Dawn of Justice:
A source close to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has informed me that production is heading to LexCorp next week.
In Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, LexCorp is described as a young, edgy company. Think of it as a .com or Google type workplace. It’s a smart company with a stylish vibe, a youthful clash of rock and roll, preppy, and nerdy employees. Hipsters!
So, basically, it sounds a lot like David Fincher’s depiction of the Facebook offices in The Social Network. Will Eisenberg be taking pieces of his Academy Award-nominated performance as Mark Zuckerberg and using them for Lex? It’s definitely possible, and would certainly explain why he was cast in the role. Earlier reports suggested that Lex himself would be edgier than in past films, describing him as “Street tough, tattooed and bald.” Having a company full of hipsters gives that description a bit more weight.
Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long before finding out more information about Eisenberg’s take on the role and how his company will be depicted in the film. In all honesty, I’m getting a little tired of talking about Batfleck, so shifting the focus to a new aspect of the story would be a relief.
Tell us, what do you think of these reports? Do you like what you hear, or would you rather see a different version of Lex Luthor and LexCorp? Let us know in the comments below.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters on May 6th, 2016.