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Jesse Eisenberg discusses Luthor’s role in Batman v Superman

April 8th, 2016 by Dave Bowling Comments



It’s probably diplomatic to say that Batman v Superman has its flaws.

One of the main issues that people have come away from the movie with is, what exactly are Lex Luthor’s motivations for everything he does in the film?


We get that he hates Superman because reasons, but why bother to line up Batman to kill Superman when you’ve got Doomsday simmering away in the lab? What is the point in trying to spend ages engineering a punch-up between the Man of Steel and the Man in Kryptonite-powered Steel when you’ve just gone to work on Zod’s corpse and completed a feat of genetic engineering that would put Davros to shame, and it’s all ready to go? Well, in a recent interview with IGN, Jesse Eisenberg has attempted to put Lex’s perspective on it:

I think Lex becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the movie; I also think he’s a guy with forty back-up plans… I think he never feels that threatened by Superman and Batman because he knows he always has the leverage and his final act, in my opinion… was this kind of like last-ditch effort to leave it all on the table.

So, a combination of megalomania and champion-level overplanning. Sure, why not? Makes about as much sense as that bloody ‘Martha’ moment…

See the interview here:


Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...