Good Villains are hard to find and to make one exceptionally intelligent and innocent looking guy look like a Super-Villain is kind of difficult.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has released the first look of Jesse Eisenberg as the hyper-intelligent Lex Luthor.
Zack Snyder elaborated how this Lex is different from what the audiences have previously seen on screen and in comic books.
“He is not any of the Lexes that you have seen that is 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.”
Snyder further goes on into explaining why ‘their’ Lex is original. “Our Lex is disarming and he is not fake. He says what he believes and he says what is on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it is all there.”
When you look at Eisenberg, he does not look like Villain material. But that bald head, damn! It sure is manipulative and bringing out his bad boy in just one picture. A lot of us were not even expecting to see him as Lex, but the first look is actually doing justice to the character.
There is also a possibility that we will get to see the ostensible villain in the trailers and with a more extensive role in the film.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premieres on March 25, 2016.