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03.25.2015

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There's been a heavy amount of skepticism about the casting of Lex Luthor ever since Jesse Eisenberg's name was announced. Certainly proving to be a younger actor than what most were expecting, there's no doubts that Eisenberg can bring the acting chops, but can he fill the shoes of Lex Luthor? Well, one thing's for sure; he can definitely fill that bald head. Here's are first look at the man "in character" in all of his bold glory. Eat it, Gene Hackman!

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Zack Snyder on Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor:

He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure. Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course. Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.

Warner Bros. casting, as far as the DC line-up is concerned, has fans divided. That's something that really excites me. It's too early too tell how the actors will do in their roles, but it's obvious that WB is not afraid to think outside of the box. Marvel has been fine-tuning their craft in the realm of comic book cinema for years now, so DC is coming out guns blazing. It's either really going to pay off or be a grand disaster. Either way, I can't wait to see what they have in-store. As for Eisenberg playing Luthor...my gut says he'll deliver.

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9:46AM on 03/27/2015

Man of Steel failed as soon as Superman fell through the mountain.

If you want to make a good Superman movie, you have to start with getting his powers correct and "falling through a mountain" is way too powerful. Now he is going to be pitted against 2 normal humans and an underpowered Wonder Woman? This movie is going to be a joke.
If you want to make a good Superman movie, you have to start with getting his powers correct and "falling through a mountain" is way too powerful. Now he is going to be pitted against 2 normal humans and an underpowered Wonder Woman? This movie is going to be a joke.
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7:45AM on 03/26/2015
I honestly think he is one of the few good actors in this movie, but that picture is hilarious. I still think he'll make a much better Luther than Affleck will a Batman.
I honestly think he is one of the few good actors in this movie, but that picture is hilarious. I still think he'll make a much better Luther than Affleck will a Batman.
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4:42PM on 03/26/2015
I don't know about "better than Affleck..." But I agree, I think he's gonna knock it out of the park. I like this kid, and if he plays it close to his Social Network role it's gonna be good! I didn't agree with Afflecks casting, at all, but I'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt. I loved MoS and I have faith in DC, they're committed and they're going all in, I can't wait!
I don't know about "better than Affleck..." But I agree, I think he's gonna knock it out of the park. I like this kid, and if he plays it close to his Social Network role it's gonna be good! I didn't agree with Afflecks casting, at all, but I'm gonna give it the benefit of the doubt. I loved MoS and I have faith in DC, they're committed and they're going all in, I can't wait!
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3:33AM on 03/26/2015
Please give us a trailer Zac
Please give us a trailer Zac
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3:31AM on 03/26/2015
Looks Good, 10x better than the fan made one
Looks Good, 10x better than the fan made one
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10:16PM on 03/25/2015
Pretty much as expected: a bald Jesse Eisenberg.

BTW anyone else detecting Snyder's tossing some shade on Iron Man 3 in that quote?
Pretty much as expected: a bald Jesse Eisenberg.

BTW anyone else detecting Snyder's tossing some shade on Iron Man 3 in that quote?
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10:01PM on 03/25/2015

in my head, i just hear his voice:

"if you had invented the League of Doom, then you would have invented the League of Doom. Lex Luthor, CEO. bitch."
"if you had invented the League of Doom, then you would have invented the League of Doom. Lex Luthor, CEO. bitch."
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9:30PM on 03/25/2015
This is actually my favorite bit of casting for all of this, I think he will be great in this role. He looks like someone who can take you out in unexpected sadistic ways. Great choice.
This is actually my favorite bit of casting for all of this, I think he will be great in this role. He looks like someone who can take you out in unexpected sadistic ways. Great choice.
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8:48PM on 03/25/2015
It is really interesting that he's wearing a prison jumpsuit. If we're starting the movie with Luthor incarcerated, maybe it's that he views Superman as an obstacle in his personal redemption story, that he's trying to build a business empire and political career and start afresh but this alien is standing in his way.
It is really interesting that he's wearing a prison jumpsuit. If we're starting the movie with Luthor incarcerated, maybe it's that he views Superman as an obstacle in his personal redemption story, that he's trying to build a business empire and political career and start afresh but this alien is standing in his way.
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8:25PM on 03/25/2015
I am still of the opinion that Eisenberg is going to be great in this role. Definitely not the actor in this film that worries me. However, with the film exactly 1 year away from today, a picture like this has honestly been the least exciting thing released yet. They should have released a teaser instead, even the one from Comic Con online would have been great. Or, they should have released this pic earlier, and dropped Momoa as Aquaman on us today. I mean, this could have just been the
I am still of the opinion that Eisenberg is going to be great in this role. Definitely not the actor in this film that worries me. However, with the film exactly 1 year away from today, a picture like this has honestly been the least exciting thing released yet. They should have released a teaser instead, even the one from Comic Con online would have been great. Or, they should have released this pic earlier, and dropped Momoa as Aquaman on us today. I mean, this could have just been the headshot that his agent sent to Zack Snyder before he was cast, then photoshop bald.
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8:13PM on 03/25/2015
Honestly, from the start he's been the most intriguing aspect of this movie. I like Eisenberg a lot. I think he has a lot more range than people give him credit for. His head is sufficiently bald, but I'd like to see him in action.
Honestly, from the start he's been the most intriguing aspect of this movie. I like Eisenberg a lot. I think he has a lot more range than people give him credit for. His head is sufficiently bald, but I'd like to see him in action.
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7:44PM on 03/25/2015

Ok, they shaved his head.

This is supposed to proof that he will be a good fit for Lex Luthor? How about a trailer or clip before that can be decided.
This is supposed to proof that he will be a good fit for Lex Luthor? How about a trailer or clip before that can be decided.
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6:52PM on 03/25/2015
Is he wearing a prison jumpsuit? Why does this promo image look like a really fancy mugshot?
Is he wearing a prison jumpsuit? Why does this promo image look like a really fancy mugshot?
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6:40PM on 03/25/2015
Dude with bald head, seems about right
Dude with bald head, seems about right
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5:26PM on 03/25/2015

Baaaaah-HAHAHAHA

.... Heeehh - HAHAHAHAHAHA
.... Heeehh - HAHAHAHAHAHA
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5:21PM on 03/25/2015
Scrawny, whiny, babyfaced Eisenberg as Lex. Scrawny, wooden, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. A rushed, overstuffed sequel to a overlong, error filled movie that missed the entire thematic concept of the world's most famous and celebrated superhero.

I'm not optimistic.
Scrawny, whiny, babyfaced Eisenberg as Lex. Scrawny, wooden, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. A rushed, overstuffed sequel to a overlong, error filled movie that missed the entire thematic concept of the world's most famous and celebrated superhero.

I'm not optimistic.
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11:41PM on 03/25/2015
PREACH! PREACH!
PREACH! PREACH!
12:33AM on 03/26/2015
When are you optimistic?
When are you optimistic?
8:17AM on 03/26/2015
Thaaaaank you
Thaaaaank you
4:43PM on 03/26/2015
You mad bro?
You mad bro?
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5:12PM on 03/25/2015
A "first look" would make sense for a character who requires make-up, is digital or has fucked up qualities. The dude is just bald....lol
A "first look" would make sense for a character who requires make-up, is digital or has fucked up qualities. The dude is just bald....lol
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4:54PM on 03/25/2015

Looks fine

If the great Joss Whedon had cast him you'd all be jizzing over this
If the great Joss Whedon had cast him you'd all be jizzing over this
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4:07PM on 03/25/2015
Too young.
Too young.
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4:40PM on 03/25/2015
He's over 30. The same age as Henry Cavill. Billionaires can be young too.
He's over 30. The same age as Henry Cavill. Billionaires can be young too.
4:00PM on 03/25/2015
Worst casting.. enough said.
Worst casting.. enough said.
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4:08PM on 03/25/2015
It's bad, but the worst casting award still goes to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
It's bad, but the worst casting award still goes to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
4:42PM on 03/25/2015
Oh both of you saw the movie already? How was it??
Oh both of you saw the movie already? How was it??
8:28AM on 03/26/2015
Unless he pulls off a matthew mcconaughey, which I highly doubt he will, this is a terrible casting. He's a one dimensional, boring, stale actor so obviously no, I don't have to see this movie to know he will be the worst part about this film. They hire this guy as one of the most iconic villain against the most iconic superhero of all time.
Unless he pulls off a matthew mcconaughey, which I highly doubt he will, this is a terrible casting. He's a one dimensional, boring, stale actor so obviously no, I don't have to see this movie to know he will be the worst part about this film. They hire this guy as one of the most iconic villain against the most iconic superhero of all time.
3:54PM on 03/25/2015
I can't wait for him to play Jesse Eisenberg!
I can't wait for him to play Jesse Eisenberg!
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3:03PM on 03/25/2015
Is he wearing a prison jumpsuit?
Is he wearing a prison jumpsuit?
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2:42PM on 03/25/2015
Exactly one year away........
Exactly one year away........
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2:27PM on 03/25/2015
He looks perfect. Right off of the page. And I think Eisenberg is going to give us the best onscreen Lex, and shock us all.
He looks perfect. Right off of the page. And I think Eisenberg is going to give us the best onscreen Lex, and shock us all.
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2:20PM on 03/25/2015

looks so damn good!

I can't believe we have to wait a year for this flick!
I can't believe we have to wait a year for this flick!
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1:46PM on 03/25/2015

Hmmm

Yeah...I still don't know about this one. The fact that this movie is coming out during March kinda scares me too.
Yeah...I still don't know about this one. The fact that this movie is coming out during March kinda scares me too.
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2:28PM on 03/25/2015
Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out in March in many markets, and The Hunger Games as well. It's becoming the new Summer kickoff.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out in March in many markets, and The Hunger Games as well. It's becoming the new Summer kickoff.
3:50PM on 03/25/2015
You do have a point JCLuthor0331
You do have a point JCLuthor0331
8:49PM on 03/25/2015
I think the Summer movie season threshold is being moved earlier and earlier. This year, we have Furious 7 being released in less than a week's time, late March-early April.
I think the Summer movie season threshold is being moved earlier and earlier. This year, we have Furious 7 being released in less than a week's time, late March-early April.
1:43PM on 03/25/2015

"We Know he's got the acting chops".....whaaaaaa

He plays himself in everything I've ever seen him in, from Adventureland to Zombieland to the soooo Jesse in 30 Minutes or less......and yes..dare I say it...even THE EXTREMELY OVERRATED SOCIAL NETWORK! I still have faith in this movie though and I so desperately want it to be good.
He plays himself in everything I've ever seen him in, from Adventureland to Zombieland to the soooo Jesse in 30 Minutes or less......and yes..dare I say it...even THE EXTREMELY OVERRATED SOCIAL NETWORK! I still have faith in this movie though and I so desperately want it to be good.
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1:07PM on 03/25/2015

So...

He's going to look like a bald Jesse Eisenberg. No way!
He's going to look like a bald Jesse Eisenberg. No way!
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12:51PM on 03/25/2015

Going to call it now

This movie is going to be clumsy, clunky and overlong, with little humor and no sense of purpose, trying too hard to become DC's Avengers instead of being something unique.
This movie is going to be clumsy, clunky and overlong, with little humor and no sense of purpose, trying too hard to become DC's Avengers instead of being something unique.
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1:08PM on 03/25/2015
I agree!
I agree!
1:16PM on 03/25/2015
Uhm... What took you guys so long to realize that? This movie will probably be like 2-3 badass fight scenes and that's it (I'm still going to see it of course).
Uhm... What took you guys so long to realize that? This movie will probably be like 2-3 badass fight scenes and that's it (I'm still going to see it of course).
12:32PM on 03/25/2015
I just hope he can give a good performance as Lex that isn't too Jesse Eisenbergish. The guy really doesn't have the best of range when it comes to differentiating his characters.

I have been enjoying everything about the process of this film except for his casting. I think it's the one aspect DC really screwed up with when it came to casting.
I just hope he can give a good performance as Lex that isn't too Jesse Eisenbergish. The guy really doesn't have the best of range when it comes to differentiating his characters.

I have been enjoying everything about the process of this film except for his casting. I think it's the one aspect DC really screwed up with when it came to casting.
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1:11PM on 03/25/2015
I saw him in The Double... It was his first real dramatic role and yet all I saw was Jessie. It doesn't bode well for him because Lex Luthor isn't some wise-ass Michael Cera like kid. But that is all Jessie comes across as, even in dark dramatic roles.
I saw him in The Double... It was his first real dramatic role and yet all I saw was Jessie. It doesn't bode well for him because Lex Luthor isn't some wise-ass Michael Cera like kid. But that is all Jessie comes across as, even in dark dramatic roles.
1:19PM on 03/25/2015
Micheal Cera for Superman!!!
Micheal Cera for Superman!!!
12:31PM on 03/25/2015
Looks like a serial killer......Well done.
Looks like a serial killer......Well done.
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12:00PM on 03/25/2015
Okay. So Jesse Eisenberg bald. Like we all expected. Great. This is what people get excited about?
Okay. So Jesse Eisenberg bald. Like we all expected. Great. This is what people get excited about?
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11:57AM on 03/25/2015

I still have faith in Jesse

That photo does not look like Lex Luther to me. Too revenge seeking rather than sure of himself. A proper first step would be to have Luther be grinning confidently.
That photo does not look like Lex Luther to me. Too revenge seeking rather than sure of himself. A proper first step would be to have Luther be grinning confidently.
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2:25PM on 03/25/2015
LuthOR***
LuthOR***
2:52PM on 03/25/2015
Thanks, JCLuthOR0331
Thanks, JCLuthOR0331
4:45PM on 03/25/2015
You're welcome. Maybe pick up a comic book once in a while.
You're welcome. Maybe pick up a comic book once in a while.
11:49AM on 03/25/2015
I'm on board, but I have been for a while. I'm down with all the casting so far as well as the different appearances of each character. I'll admit I was a little skeptical of Eisenberg as Luther, not so much for acting the part but more so for looking the part. But this picture more or less seals it for me.
I'm on board, but I have been for a while. I'm down with all the casting so far as well as the different appearances of each character. I'll admit I was a little skeptical of Eisenberg as Luther, not so much for acting the part but more so for looking the part. But this picture more or less seals it for me.
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4:41PM on 03/25/2015
LuthOR**
LuthOR**
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11:34AM on 03/25/2015
That's a weird quote. Does he say what he means or does he ravel what he means up into riddles that has to be deciphered?
That's a weird quote. Does he say what he means or does he ravel what he means up into riddles that has to be deciphered?
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11:32AM on 03/25/2015

Well at least he's bald/shaved...

...so he's got that going for him.

I am NOT on the bandwagon for this movie. One supposedly cool picture (wasn't cool to me) of Batfleck looking down, hasn't changed my mind. I was hoping for a MoS sequel featuring Lex being portrayed by someone else - not this kid.
...so he's got that going for him.

I am NOT on the bandwagon for this movie. One supposedly cool picture (wasn't cool to me) of Batfleck looking down, hasn't changed my mind. I was hoping for a MoS sequel featuring Lex being portrayed by someone else - not this kid.
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11:27AM on 03/25/2015
Terrible. You can clearly see his head is shaved and he is not really bald. This is all wrong and not like the comics just like the new Fantastic Four. ..Actually I think both Neo-FF and EisenLuthor look like really interesting takes on the classic characters..
Terrible. You can clearly see his head is shaved and he is not really bald. This is all wrong and not like the comics just like the new Fantastic Four. ..Actually I think both Neo-FF and EisenLuthor look like really interesting takes on the classic characters..
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11:16AM on 03/25/2015

Scrubs or a Jumper?

He's either a male nurse or he's doing a bid in the pen
He's either a male nurse or he's doing a bid in the pen
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11:49AM on 03/25/2015
That just looks like a sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath to me.
That just looks like a sweatshirt with a t-shirt underneath to me.
11:11AM on 03/25/2015
Everything I hear and read about this project is working for me.

Affleck as Batman? Yeah I like it. Henry Cavill as Superman? Awesome. Gal Gadot as Wonder woman? I'm all in. Jason Momoa as Aquaman? Wow. Jeremy Irons as Alfred? Nice. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, brilliant. The casting looks solid. And I have heard some say the script is fantastic. I am optimistic here. Can't wait for the first trailer.
Everything I hear and read about this project is working for me.

Affleck as Batman? Yeah I like it. Henry Cavill as Superman? Awesome. Gal Gadot as Wonder woman? I'm all in. Jason Momoa as Aquaman? Wow. Jeremy Irons as Alfred? Nice. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, brilliant. The casting looks solid. And I have heard some say the script is fantastic. I am optimistic here. Can't wait for the first trailer.
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11:02AM on 03/25/2015
Looks like we do get a bald Lex. Can everyone stop bitching now?
Looks like we do get a bald Lex. Can everyone stop bitching now?
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