“Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” is probably the most awaited movie of 2016. With a huge cast and a scale of such high standards to meet with, the movie has already created wide spread rumors about plot twists and different character portrayals.
The latest is Jesse Eisenberg’s role that has made fans curious enough to ask whether the “The Social Network” star has will be playing two characters in the film. From the trailer, you can clearly see Eisenberg, sporting long hair, and playing Lex Luthor, which we all known from the comic books. But, Lex Luthor is bald right?
Movie Pilot suggests and justifies that Eisenberg could be playing two roles in the movie — one of Lex Luthor Jr. and the other being Lex Luthor Sr.
“Some have interpreted it as a cheap ploy so as to make the fans go along with the character and not blame the studio if it isn’t comic-accurate, but I believe otherwise,” says Movie Pilot.
Eisenberg is not a ruthless man on screen, nor does he seemingly fit into Lex Luthor’s shoes, but his quiet figure may well fit into the role of Lex Luthor Jr, who is less ruthless after he clones himself to be the pretend son, after faking his death.
There was also a bald picture of Eisenberg which suggests he will be playing the ruthless Lex Luthor Sr. role as well. For all we know, he might be wearing a wig as the pretend son, while coming back into the actual role to paint his company in good light.
Also, director Zack Snyder has said of Luthor to Entertainment Weekly, “Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake.”
You never know what to expect from the character portrayal or the movie twists until “Batman vs Superman” actually releases but until then all we can do is keep our fingers crossed.