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 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

It would be an exaggeration to say that everyone is excited for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The lukewarm reaction to Man of Steel, the lack of Christopher Nolan's involvement, and the casting of Ben Affleck have all contributed to make fans wary of the project. One decision that has been well-received, however, is the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor. Despite his on-screen image as a shy, likable kid, many people feel that the young actor has the chops to pull it off. Now, it seems like that trust may be vindicated.

Eisenberg might not be the first person you’d think of to play the supervillain, but he did have experience portraying a morally challenged billionaire in The Social Network. And this edition of the follicularly challenged megalomaniac taps into a similar hyperintelligence mixed with malignant straight shooting. “Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake,” says Snyder. “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.”


This Article is Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in Entertainment Section and Movies