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Jesse Eisenberg's Look for Lex Luthor May Stay True to the Comics

Posted by Unknown Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Upon hearing the announcement that smarmy Jesse Eisenberg was to play super villain Lex Luthor, I'll admit I had my reservations. It doesn't seem like the right fit, he's too young, etc. He is a good actor, and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now as the movie moves forward in its production. As time goes by, we seem to be getting all kinds of tweets from the celebrities involved in a steady stream of pictures.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set pics leaked Lex Luthor bald
The latest such pictures come from Superman himself, Henry Cavill. He recently posted a collage of pictures from the set featuring the first bits of Lex Luthor, with Jesse covering his head with a towel. The details are sketchy, but it seems like to me they wouldn't be posting them with his head covered if there wasn't something going on there with his hair.

Even if Lex has hair on his head, that doesn't mean he really has hair. Examine Gene Hackman in the first Superman film, Superman: The Movie from 1978. He wore a hairpiece in the first few scenes before revealing his bald pate to the world. Perhaps he was insecure about it, I don't know, but I thought it was a nice little bit about his character. Either he is indeed insecure or it's a subtle nod to the fact Luthor is a devious, conniving, and fake person. There's more going on to him than it appears on the surface. Really, how he tricks Superman in that film is brilliant, as is his overall plan. Director Richard Donner was able to demonstrate how each of these characters work and what they are all about through their actions.

Whether or not Snyder is able to tap into those characters' interactions properly will be determined when we see the film in 2 years. I'm not sure if he is capable of such things; Snyder comes off as a bit too straightforward for these types of storytelling beats, but I hope I'm wrong. How the plot details emerge going forward will be interesting, and I'm looking forward to them.

Thoughts? Is Eisenberg hiding a bald head under that towel? Will there be surprises down the line? Sound off below.

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