Jesse Eisenberg to play 'complicated' Lex Luther character

Jesse Eisenberg says his character of Lex Luther in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be a "complicated, challenging person"

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Jesse Eisenberg says he will portray a "complicated" Lex Luther in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

Eisenberg has been cast in the role of the main villain in the eagerly-awaited new flick, which will see Batman - played by Ben Affleck - and Superman - played by Henry Cavill - appear onscreen together in a live-action movie for the first time.

Speaking about his role to Total Film, 'The Social Network' star said: "There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then an actor makes it his or her own."

He added: "I got to know one of the writers Chris Terrio, and we were able to discuss things at length and figure out who this person is to create a real psychology behind what is, perhaps, in a comic book, a less than totally modern psychology.

"I can only say I've been asked to play an interesting role. A complicated, challenging person."

Last month, Eisenberg revealed that he lived on a farm to prepare for his 'Night Moves'.

The 30-year-old plays one of three radical environmentalists, all of whom attempt to destroy a hydroelectric dam as an act of protest.

He told the Metro newspaper: "I went up and lived on a farm and stayed with people who are environmentally active. Nobody that blew up a dam or anything that severe, but people who were sympathetic."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 151 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Zack Snyder
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
  • UK release: 22 March 2016

Superman (Cavill) faces off against Batman (Affleck) in the aftermath of the near-destruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel. Despite a pretty strong screenplay, the two leads are no more than functional and Wonder Woman (Gadot) is a damp squib. But if the film lacks Marvel's sense of fun, in its fidgety and…

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