With about half a year left before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, the stars of the film find themselves in a particular predicament. They really can't talk at length about their roles in the project due to contracts, and yet members of the press are constantly asking about it. As a result, the actors have to start reaching for stuff to talk about - and case in point, we now have Jesse Eisenberg now looking at the production up and down and complementing it.
Eisenberg dropped by The Today Show recently to promote his new book, "Bream Gives Me Hiccups," but naturally this conversation turned to be about his upcoming role as Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's DC Cinematic Universe. Keeping things as broad as possible, and giving absolutely nothing away about the new incarnation of the villain, the actor simply chose to say,
Yes, it is like the most incredible character. It was written by this guy, Chris Terrio. This is like his first movie after Argo. He's just this brilliant writer of characters. So this movie is not this kind of cartoonish superhero movie. It is very serious and well acted, well written, well directed movie. It's really phenomenal!
Obviously at this point nobody expects Jesse Eisenberg to start throwing shade at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and the franchise that will probably keep him employed for a decade), but it's at least interesting to note the elements of the production that the actor seems to most appreciate. He's obviously very proud of the fact that the film is based on a script by a recent Academy Award winner, and likes the darker and more serious/less bubblegum approach that the DC Comics movies are taking. We can really only hope that his tastes in this matter wind up reflecting our own come next March.
We've now seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Lex Luthor both with hair and without - but we really know very little about his part in the blockbuster. From the trailers, we can glean that he is definitely in favor of making the Man of Steel look like the world's biggest threat, and there are clips to suggest that he winds up with both General Zod's body and a nice big chunk of Kryptonite. Exactly what he plans to do with those two things, and how it winds up intersecting with the titular conflict however, we don't know.
In addition to Jesse Eisenberg, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's impressive ensemble also includes Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Holly Hunter, and Jeremy Irons. The finished feature will finally be coming our way March 25, 2016.