One of the biggest question marks heading into Batman v. Superman (which sounds more like a court case than a superhero movie) is how Jesse Eisenberg will be as Lex Luthor. Interestingly enough, the most common question asked about Eisenberg isn’t whether or not he can act the part; it’s whether or not he’ll look the part. And by that, we mean if he’ll be bald like his comic book counterpart.
Well a new rumor from Batman-News might have our answer. Here is how they describe Eisenberg’s look for the film:
LexCorp scenes were filmed over the past two days and a source tells Batman News that Eisenberg has “a lot of hair”. It’s not Eisenberg’s typical curly look — it’s a bit longer, kind of loose and wavy, and it’s dirty blonde. Eisenberg’s Luthor has spastic mannerisms, like a 20-something guy that pounds energy drinks all day. I’m told that the scenes shot take place towards the beginning of the movie… so maybe there’s still a chance that Lex Luthor could show up bald by the end? We’ll have to wait and see.
So there ya go. The site is reporting that Eisenberg, at least in this scene, will be sporting wavy hair. Now, before you start frothing at the mouth, it’s important to note that Luthor has been portrayed with hair in the comics before, especially in the early days. Even Gene Hackman had hair as Luthor, even though it was shown to be a wig.
It’s possible that he loses his hair or buzzes his head at some point during the movie. Maybe Superman somehow inadvertently causes his follicular deficiency. That’s more than enough motivation to harbor a lifelong grudge for the dude. We’ll just have to wait and see about this one.