Jesse Eisenberg is doing press for his new movie The End Of The Tour, so we have another new interview with him talking about Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

While speaking with MTV, Eisenberg spoke about again about writer Chris Terrio and his take on Lex Luthor. He won’t be a silly, villainous character like Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor was in the 70 and 80s.

“The expectations that I have are never the same expectations that an audience has,” Eisenberg said. “I don’t have expectations for myself to adhere to a comic book character, but a lot of people are interested in how I would coincide with the comic book character. But it couldn’t be farther from my mind, because I’m just playing a role.”

A role that, by the way, Eisenberg loves. “It’s a really great character that’s written by this guy, Chris Terrio, he’s a phenomenal writer… He loves my character in the same way I love my character. He put a lot of work into it. It’s a great character, there’s an emotional core to the character. It’s not this silly, villainous character.”

“This is a real depiction of a person who thinks these things. So the challenge is to make it seem real,” he added.

Check out the full video interview above for more from Eisenberg about Lex Luthor.

SOURCE: MTV