David Foster Wallace

A 'super-scary' Jesse Eisenberg? Meet the new Lex Luthor in 'Batman v Superman'

"I had a Mentos. Do you want one?" Perched in a glass conference room wearing a T-shirt with the sleeves hiked up, actor Jesse Eisenberg unrolls candy mints and makes polite conversation.

Meet the new face of the Machiavellian comic-book supervillain Lex Luthor.

Eisenberg has just finished filming behind-the-scenes footage for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," expanding on Luthor's ancillary storyline that Warner Bros. dreamed up for his character's immense corporation, LexCorp. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the SEO-friendly villain that will be used to market the film, which opens March 25.

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