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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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  • 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.
    • Akirakorn
      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".
      • Yea I agree, I do not want him muscular... just not have a gawky teen body.
  • OfficialJab
    Today is a bad day because I thought this came out THIS year. I didn't know it was next year. Shucks.
  • Could be a mugshot from him being in prison
  • chuckpenz
    Whhhaaat? A character from a Zach Snyder movie without any color... so surprising.
  • jay
    Love it!!
  • Angry Lester
    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.
    • JBroti
      Luckily you have Marvel, since you seem to be outrageously disappointed with DC.
      • Angry Lester
        Nah, just like poking fun at it.
  • ari smulders
    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...
  • Have Hope
    It's.....Eisenberg.....bald.....
  • Brian Sleider
    Not a good skull for bald.
  • DAVIDPD
    HE BALD!!! PEOPLE HE BALD!!!~
  • Jonathan
    He's kinda perfect.
  • RAW_D
    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?

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