Lex Luthor in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will not be a “silly, villainous” character, Jesse Eisenberg revealed in a recent interview. Meanwhile, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes spoke about the movie at the annual meeting of the company.
Eisenberg will play the iconic villain Luthor in the Zack Snyder-directed movie. The actor told MTV that his character will have an “emotional core,” so the viewers may understand some of the motivations behind his actions. Comparing his portrayal of Luthor with that of Gene Hackman, who played the same character in the 1980s, Eisenberg said that the Hackman movies would be made differently today. The actor explained that characters today are created with some “psychological accuracy” and that his character “was coming from a place that is probably diagnosable.”
Eisenberg added that his character is a real depiction of a person who “thinks these things.”
Snyder previously told Entertainment Weekly that Luthor would be different in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” “He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” Snyder said. The few common elements of the character, compared to what the viewers have seen so far, are that he is “ a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself.” And “bald,” according to the director.
Time Warner is expecting Snyder’s movie to be a big hit. According to Variety, Bewkes showed a few teasers of the movie at the company's annual meeting in Atlanta. The meeting was held to re-elect the board members and approve executive compensation packages.
Bewkes reportedly said that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was the most anticipated movie for 2016, and added that Warner Bros. would release 10 DC Comics-related movies in the next few years. More details about the movie are expected to be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con event, July 9 to 12.