BATMAN V SUPERMAN’s LEX LUTHOR Gets A Luscious Head Of Hair And A Deadly Assistant
We’ve been hearing a lot about the various heroes director Zack Snyder has assembled for roles of varying size in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we haven’t heard much at all about the villain(s). We know that Jesse Eisenberg will bring the latest live-action iteration of Lex Luthor to life, and that’s about it. Luckily with filming underway (and scenes involving Eisenberg at LexCorp headquarters), some details about our new Luthor have surfaced. It turns out the famous bald villain will have a luscious head of blonde hair. In addition to his long, flowing hair, the billionaire will also have an assistant that comic book readers and cartoon watcher will recognize.
According to Batman News, LexCorp scenes were filmed over the past two days and one of their inside sources sent in some details about what went down. Eisenberg‘s Luthor will have “a lot of hair,” but not the actor’s usual brown and curly do. According to the site, Luthor‘s hair will be “a bit longer, kind of loose and wavy, and it’s dirty blonde.“ The site goes on to describe the character:
Eisenberg’s Luthor has spastic mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day. I’m told that the scenes shot take place towards the beginning of the movie… so maybe there’s still a chance that Lex Luthor could show up bald by the end? We’ll have to wait and see.
The LexCorp building itself is said to be “awesome” with some basketball courts in the lobby and a 30-foot neon LexCorp industries sign.
ComicBook.Com had a few more details about the big LexCorp scenes and who Luthor will be having by his side throughout the film. They say his hair is “a long straight surfer mop” which other sites have said is Kurt Cobain-ish. They say of the scene being filmed:
Our source also indicates the reports of Holly Hunter playing a U.S. Senator are accurate. Furthermore, our source added that Hunter’s character is visiting LexCorp with a congressman (played by an as of yet unidentified actor). In one scene, Lex has an interaction with the congressman, where Lex seems “to embarrass or be very disrespectful to the congressmen on his way out.”
The site is also reporting that Japanese actress Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine’s Mariko Yashida) is playing an assistant to Luthor named Mercy. It’s widely believed that Mercy is in fact Mercy Graves, Lex‘s assistant in the comics and the Superman animated series who is a master of hand-to-hand combat. It sounds like Mr. Luthor will be needing a bodyguard since the source says he’s a character that’s “a slimy businessman we can all despise. You are going to hate this guy. You are going to root for him to be punched by Supes when he weasels his way out of legal trouble. He is cocky and confident because he is THAT good at what he does. He’s a billionaire who knows he is more powerful than the Senator and Congressman visiting because he’s a billionaire.“
So it sounds like those rumors about LexCorp being a company like Google, Facebook, and Apple rolled up into one are true. Eisenberg can play a cocky guy who thinks he’s above everyone else better than anybody, so it should be interesting to see what he brings to the role and how he differentiates it from his work as Mark Zuckerburg in The Social Network. What do you think about the latest Batman v Superman tidbits? Do you hope to see Luthor lose his hair before the end of the film?
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