First look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

The first look at a bald-headed Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has been revealed via Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab).

Given that Eisenberg was an offbeat choice for Luthor, much younger than expected, it was never a certainty that he'd go for the classic look, but here he's sporting the hairless bonce rather intimidatingly.

Speaking to EW, director Zack Snyder confirmed that this would be a new take on the classic Superman villain: “He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course.”

Given all the attention that the film's titular heroes had been getting, it's nice for the villain to step into the limelight. Perhaps we'll get a glimpse of him in the first trailer, when that eventually arrives.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice opens on 25 March 2016.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.