Rumor: Character Details Revealed For Lex Luthor In BATMAN VS SUPERMAN
I’ve never been one to hide my feelings when it comes to the barrage of scoops we’ve been seeing in regards to the latest comic book movies. To sum it up, if you throw enough shit at a wall, some of it is bound to stick. It’s just the way things work. Now days, everyone and their dog is willing to drop any bit of news that comes their way. After confirming it with their sources of course. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a bit of juicy news, but the game has gotten old and stale and has lost its appeal.
POTENTIAL (But not likely) SPOILERS AHEAD!
With that said, a new rumor has surfaced over at Latino-Review, the home of the scoop, that gives us a possible look at what we can expect from the recently cast Jesse Eisenberg in regards to the role of the infamous baddie Lex Luthor. None of it is particularly shocking or ground-breaking and could almost, almost be labeled as expected. We knew that Zack Snyder was taking a unique approach just by the fact that Eisenberg was cast in the role and just as we thought, a more cerebral villain is in store, one that learned his trade and skill on the streets of Metropolis. According to the report, Luthor is essentially a young genius, becoming a self-made billionaire at the age of 18 after having spent many years on his own, vying for survival on the streets. As a reminder, the young genius will allegedly be sporting a tattoo of the Metropolis skyline.
Along with that bit of “news” comes word of how Bruce Wayne comes into play. With both Luthor and Wayne being among the wealthiest men in the world, the pair share a common goal of re-building the now devastated city of Metropolis. The pair do have a history, as they have exchanged barbs in the past with a bit of name calling. Naturally, the both have ulterior motives in rebuilding the city and they have opposing views on the newly revealed “alien” that destroyed the city. You can read the entire synopsis by clicking the link below.
Before I go on, let me state that this information is a rumor and should, in no way, be taken as fact or confirmed. It should be noted that Latino-Review dropped a rather blatant disclaimer stating that since the script is still being rewritten, the information listed could completely change. Talk about having faith in your scoops, right? The very fact that such a disclaimer was included seems to negate everything they were about to write. Needless to say, I’m not putting to much faith in this one, but you can judge for yourself.
I fully believe, and have so since Eisenberg was cast that Snyder was going for a much different Lex Luthor. Eisenberg is known for his rather snarky and condescending approach to characters and I expect to see that and much, much more when we see him on screen. When I first heard that he had been cast, I, along with every other person, was taken aback by the idea but when I thought on it, I’m quite thrilled to see what he brings to the role and I know I’ll be happy with the result.
The yet-to-be-officially-titled Batman Vs Superman is expected to start filming later this year, a debate that is still on-going. We do know that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Diane Lane will be joining Jesse Eisenberg on the project. Numerous rumors have been floating around the internet that several characters, including The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Darkseid will be joining the film, along with several actors being approached for roles, most recent being Dwayne Johnson. Of course, none of these rumors have been validated to date. Until things are made official by Snyder and/or Warner Brothers, I wouldn’t put too much faith in anything you read. Eisenberg’s casting is a perfect example of why.
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Source : Latino-Review