Jessie Eisenberg Sportin' a Full Head of Hair as Lex Luther
Jessie Eisenberg will not be shaving his head for his role as the villainous business kingpin Lex Luther in the upcoming Batman vs Superman.
According to several sources, the former Social Media Network actor will sport a full head of dirty-blond hair in Batman vs Superman. Of course, this is in stark contrast to the original DC Batman Comics, which has Lex Luther either completely bald or with sparse, stringy red hair.
"According to our source, Lex Luthor does indeed have long blonde hair. However, our source indicates describing his look as Kurt Cobain might be a stretch, because while the hair matches, the wardrobe does not. Our source describes his hair as 'a long straight surfer mop'," wrote ComicBook.com. "You are going to hate this guy. You are going to root for him to be punched by Superman when he weasels his way out of legal trouble," the source added.
Batman-News.com also revealed some details on what to expect in Batman vs Superman.
"A source close to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has informed me that production is heading to LexCorp next week. In Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, LexCorp is described as a young, edgy company. Think of it as a .com or Google type workplace. It's a smart company with a stylish vibe, a youthful clash of rock and roll, preppy, and nerdy employees. Hipsters! The LexCorp scene will be shot on June 12th and 13th and it will take place in the fall. Actors will be wearing layers with long sleeves, lightweight jackets, and blazers."
A Google-esque LexCorp? Count me in. Lex Luther has always been a weaselly businessman, so I'm eager to see the image director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer create.
Several sources have also reported that Eisenberg is buffing up for this role as Lex Luther, hitting the gym with a personal trainer and nutrition expert. Some people criticized the Eisenberg for taking the role of Luther, claiming he's too small and not dark enough to play Lex Luther. However, that judgement really isn't fair given the fact that we haven't seen him in a role such as this. Eisenberg's an undeniably talteted young star, and he could very well pull off the role of Lex Luther.
Snyder noted that Batman vs Superman will be a squeal to Superman: Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill donning the red cape once again, and Ben Affleck taking the role of the Caped Crusader. In addition, Gal Gadot, who is known for her role in Fast & Furious, Date Night, Knight and Day, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6, will play the role of Wonder Woman.
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for worldwide release on May 6, 2006.