Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lexed

It's just over a year ago that we first got word that actor Jesse Eisenberg had been drafted by Warner Bros. to play Superman's bald-pated baddie Lex Luthor in next year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. At the time I was skeptical of the casting, and to be honest, I remain so, but nonetheless, I do have to give it up to Warners' discipline in keeping their powder dry for the much-anticipated superhero team-up pic, keeping spoilers in their pocket and letting each new announcement be its own big deal.

For example, here's our first look at a chrome-domed Eisenberg, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Says director Zack Snyder: "“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course.” And for those of you keeping track, Eisenberg is the eighth actor to play Lex in live action since the character's introduction seventy-five years ago. Click over to EW for more, and look for Batman v. Superman in theaters next March.

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