Jesse Eisenberg Calls Lex Luthor "The Best, Most Advantageous Role" He's Ever Had!!

By Matt O'Bryant 

What's up guys and gals, 

There has been a huge divide among fans about the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor since it was announced last year.  Even with tons of cool images and two badass trailers for Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice people are still unsure of Eisenberg taking on the role of Superman's most famous nemesis.

Recently Jesse Eisenberg spoke about his incarnation of the character praising the role that was written for the screen by writer Chris Terrio, saying he is as "enigmatic as he is emotionally honest."  Eisenberg also went on to elaborate on his character quite a bit more.

Check out what Jesse Eisenberg had to say below:

In a lot of ways Luthor is more of a stretch than any character you would do in an independent movie, which is normally the place you stretch. So in that way it was not at all compromised. If anything it was the best, most advantageous role I’ve ever been given.

It’s because the opportunity to do an interesting character on a movie of that scale is incredibly rare.”
— Jesse Eisenberg

Eisenberg talks different this Luthor is than past versions and give praises writer Chris Terrio:

Now people expect the tone to be more realistic just because we live in a world where the average audience member has a sense of psychological motivations… [It raises the question] how can one man—Superman—have so much power? These are the kind of things that we talk about when we think about authoritarian states, when we talk about Vladimir Putin having a strong foothold in Eastern Europe. They’re addressing geopolitics in this movie and not in a way that’s pretentious or esoteric.

Terrio cleverly ties in these really exciting superhero elements with these really sophisticated, philosophical themes in a much smarter, different way. That’s what I like to do with my writing: To have these very sophisticated, philosophical debates happen on very basic levels.”
— Jesse Eisenberg

 Let us know what you think about Eisenberg's comments below!

Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice  hits theaters on March 25, 2016.