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First Look: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in 'Batman v. Superman'

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March 25, 2015

Lex Luthor / Jesse Eisenberg

After director Zack Snyder gave us a look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time for a glimpse at another familiar comic book character, but this time on the villain's side. We've known for awhile that Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the film (he may even reprise the role in Suicide Squad), but we've been waiting to see if he would be bald from the beginning or eventually lose his hair. Well, now we have confirmation with a first look photo, or rather portrait, of Eisenberg completely bald. Look below!

Here's our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman (via EW):

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Check out a sneak peek a Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman right here.

This doesn't appear to be a photo from the film (especially because it's in black and white), and Luthor isn't sporting a trademark suit or anything. So this is more than likely a photo that EW shot just so they could reveal Eisenberg's completely bald head. Zack Snyder says, "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. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there."

Zack Snyder's sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the DC Comics Universe will bring back Henry Cavill as Superman and introduce Ben Affleck as Batman. Amy Adams, Laurence Fisburne and Diane Lane are all reprising their roles from Man of Steel, while more new additions include Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. There have also been rumblings of Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa also has some sort of role. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next spring, March 25th, 2016.

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

I'm not mad at his casting. But I would of liked it a little better if he put on some muscle or just a little weight. I think he could pull it off.

Franklin Carpio on Mar 25, 2015

2

muscle, nah. weight yes. maybe 20lbs of both. solid/above avg base but with a good layer of fat so he isn't ripped or "built".

Akirakorn on Mar 26, 2015

3

Yea I agree, I do not want him muscular... just not have a gawky teen body.

Franklin Carpio on Mar 26, 2015

4

Today is a bad day because I thought this came out THIS year. I didn't know it was next year. Shucks.

OfficialJab on Mar 25, 2015

5

Could be a mugshot from him being in prison

Joker's hideout on Mar 25, 2015

6

Whhhaaat? A character from a Zach Snyder movie without any color... so surprising.

chuckpenz on Mar 25, 2015

7

Love it!!

jay on Mar 25, 2015

8

Should have been Bryan Cranston. Luke Evans should have been Aqua Man. Lena Headey should have been Wonder Woman. Anyone else should have been Batman.

Angry Lester on Mar 25, 2015

9

Luckily you have Marvel, since you seem to be outrageously disappointed with DC.

JBroti on Mar 25, 2015

10

Nah, just like poking fun at it.

Angry Lester on Mar 25, 2015

11

Nice! But again good marketing for a movie with is postponed for years to build a universe and now the script will be a total mess to introduce to much characters! But it is directed byZack Snyder, so I still have a little faith that it will turn out fine...

ari smulders on Mar 25, 2015

12

It's.....Eisenberg.....bald.....

Have Hope on Mar 25, 2015

13

Not a good skull for bald.

Brian Sleider on Mar 25, 2015

14

HE BALD!!! PEOPLE HE BALD!!!~

DAVIDPD on Mar 25, 2015

15

He's kinda perfect.

Jonathan on Mar 26, 2015

16

He actually looks semi-intimidating. I'm still cautiously optimistic about this until we get a trailer....and am I the only one who liked Man of Steel?

RAW_D on Mar 26, 2015

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