Jesse Eisenberg who plays Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently spoke with Vulture, where he spoke on his role and character of Lex Luthor, admitting to have read comic books to prepare for the role, admitting that he was happy he wasn’t a big fan of the comics prior, as he would had been too excited to stop smiling while filming the film.
“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 explained. “It’s fun to take that campy cartoony stuff and try to put it into a real person and try to reconcile the two.”
Eisenberg also insisted his Luthor would be very different from Gene Hackman’s classic portrayal in the Christopher Reeve films, noting that “this movie is so different … it has real psychological underpinnings, and this movie character feels like a real scary person.”
To read the full interview head over to Vulture.com.