When Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel (perhaps it’s actually a spinoff at this point considering how many new characters there are) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was a lot of head scratching. But I actually can totally see him in the role. Leaving aside the completely arbitrary question of whether the character will have hair or not, Eisenberg has an intelligence that reads well onscreen not to mention the fact that he can really play entitled and angry. Eisenberg recently spoke about the film and, while he couldn’t say much, what he did say makes me more confident than ever that he’s the right choice for the role. In fact, I think his casting could potentially be the most interesting thing about the movie.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming in Detroit under the direction of Zack Snyder for a March 2016 release. The film also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Jason Momoa. Hit the jump to see what Eisenberg has to say about playing Lex Luthor.