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Jesse Eisenberg Says His Lex Luthor And ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Is Psychologically Based

Jesse Eisenberg Says His Lex Luthor And 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Is Psychologically Based

Yesterday, certain people got very excited when it was learned that Jesse Eisenberg, in a daring move, would participate in a promotional event for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” by appearing at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. Regardless, no matter what movie the actor is promoting, he’s going to be asked about ‘Batman’ until Zack Snyder‘s movie comes out next spring, and the question at the forefront right now is how his baddie Lex Luthor is different from the version played by Gene Hackman in the ’80s (and I guess everyone wants to forget about Kevin Spacey‘s crack at the part in “Superman Returns“). Eisenberg has shared a couple of morsels about what you can expect from his Luthor and the movie itself.

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“There’s an emotional core to character. It’s not a silly villainous character,” he told MTV. “…it is an entirely different thing. Also, the tone of that [‘Superman’] movie is so different, like that movie wouldn’t be made now. Like the way we expect movies to be now is to have some kind of — I mean, it’s probably for the best — there’s some kind of psychological accuracy. That the person is coming from a place probably diagnosable in some way.”

Essentially, it seems Eisenberg is telling us that this Luthor probably has a bit more dimension than just being a bad dude with an evil scheme. And that sounds about right. “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” opens on March 25, 2016. Check out the chat with Eisenberg below. [via Comic Book]

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