The role Jesse Eisenberg plays of Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman is a tentative deal. Is Lex Luthor bald in the movie? Will Jesse Eisenberg shave his head?
The very fact that this is the man who is being chosen to fill the slot has been a source of criticism. Already, Ben Affleck playing Batman or Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman were decisions that were questioned by the forces that be.
Although, Jesse Eisenberg may not be such a bad choice after all, there are definitely those who disagree. Jesse of course is recognizable from his role as Mark Zuckerberg from the film The Social Network which is about the genesis of Facebook.
The biggest issue is whether or not Jesse (who has a head full of curly hair) will shave his scalp and appear as the bald Lex Luthor. There are those who say that he will forgo this treatment since he is in love with his thick and luxuriant hair.
So far the rumors (of hair or no hair) have been unsubstantiated. The reason for this is that Eisenberg has been spotted on the set of Batman V Superman with a towel thrown over his head.
Thus it was not clear if he had decided to have a bald pate or not. A coterie of other actors and actresses surrounded Eisenberg during the making of the movie.
They included: Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy and Tao Okamoto. Chances are that Eisenberg is going to go hairless for the role after all.
But from the looks of it nothing can be said with certainty. He may just have a lot of hair beneath that towel. And he could even have that towel in place so as to keep the sultry sunshine at bay.
It depends on how you interpret it. The fact remains that the characters ought to remain true to their original forms given in the comic books.
According to ScreenRant, "It’s worth mentioning that in his earliest appearances, Luthor in the comics did have hair, before it was burned off in a laboratory accident. So if Eisenberg isn’t bald from the beginning, Snyder isn’t exactly going against the source material. There’s always the possibility that the actor makes the transition over the course of the movie."
"There are some indications of how the character should behave based on the script, and then an actor makes it his or her own," Jesse Eisenberg told Total Film in a recent interview.
"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."
How Eisenberg’s foray, into the stuff that comic book heroes are made of, goes depends solely upon his skills and the direction given by the director of the movie.