Jesse Eisenberg Explains Lex Luthor Plans

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Beware! There be spoilers ahead so stop reading if you haven’t seen Batman V Superman or if you are particularly sensitive to spoilers and what have you. Okay, we good? Good! In a recent interview with IGN, Jesse Eisenberg has shared some of his thoughts on Lex Luthor’s increasingly erratic behavior during Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Wait a tic, you mean there was a reason for all of that (see what I did there)? Okay, so bad jokes aside, apparently there was a rhyme to Lex Luthor’s reason!

“I think Lex becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the movie,” Jesse Eisenberg stated. “I also think he’s a guy who has 40 back-up plans and so when one thing doesn’t work out he has another and if that doesn’t work out he has another, which is why 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; and this is now thinking back a year-and-a-half – was this kind of like last-ditch effort to leave it all on the table.” I guess ‘unhinged’ is probably a good descriptor for turning on an alien ship and having it make some crazy abomination of human and Kryptonian DNA. What could possibly go wrong with that? It worked alright for those boys in Weird Science! Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently out and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot.