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Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

First image of actor as evil genius is far more intimidating than Gene Hackman or Kevin Spacey ever were

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Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

We've all met Ben Affleck as Sad Batman already, and we know Henry Cavill as Superman took the whole 'man of steel' thing quite seriously. But those who have been waiting and wondering what kind of Lex Luthor we're getting out of Jesse Eisenberg need wait no more: the intensely scary-looking, burn-holes-with-his-non-laser-eyes kind.

Entertainment Weekly has the first official image of Eisenberg in character for the in-production Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and if this doesn't whet your appetite, nothing will.

'He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,' says director Zack Snyder, 'other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course.'

And so with that we're back to waiting and anticipating for whatever morsels Snyder decides to tease us with for the next year.

Jesse Eisenberg looks terrifying as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…

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