Here’s Your First Look at Lex Luthor, Tech Bro, in Batman v Superman


Before he goes bald, Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman as a smarmy tech bro — witness his arch turn in the film's recent trailer for proof. Now, thanks to Empire, we've finally got a look at just how obnoxious an entrepreneur Eisenberg's Luthor will be: The answer, unsurprisingly, is very obnoxious. Not only does his company have both "Corp" and "Industries" in its name, he's also got a homemade basketball court, plenty of self-aggrandizing neon, and a blazer that just screams, "I am personally responsible for the displacement of thousands of low-income families throughout the DC Comics equivalent of the Bay Area." After Ant-Man, Terminator Genisys, and others, this is the surest sign yet that the tech douche is the onscreen villain of our times.

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