Kevin Spacey was Lex Luthor the last time the villain appeared on the big screen in 2006’s Superman Returns. Now in a new interview, Empire asked Spacey to share his thoughts on Jesse Eisenberg playing the role in Batman vs. Superman:
First of all, I think [Jesse Eisenberg] is a remarkable actor. He’s just going to f***ing own it. I think it’s a great idea and I wish him the best with it.
Kevin Spacey was an executive producer on The Social Network, where Eisenberg brilliantly portrayed billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, so he’s definitely familiar with Eisenberg’s work.
Now that we’ve all had about a month to soak it all in, do you feel any differently about Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? Do you think he’ll be able to pull it off? Let me know what you think in the comments below.