Zach Snyder has used social media to drop the first official TV spot for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” which is essentially one scene and shows much more of a sequence previously glimpsed at in earlier trailers.
The L.A. Times recently did an interview with both Jesse Eisenberg and director Zack Snyder about the film in which it was revealed that originally Eisenberg was offered another role before he signed on to become Lex Luthor. Snyder wouldn’t say what the other role was, but did say “it was the exact opposite of Lex Luthor” which likely suggests it was the part of Jimmy Olsen which Scoot McNairy ultimately scored.
Eisenberg also commented about his change of hair in the film and how we will see him go from the long locks glimpsed in the trailer to the chrome dome Luthor seen only in a black and white photo thus far: “When you see the movie, you’ll see. It’s the greatest scene that I’ve ever gotten to take part in – it accounts for the change in hair.”
He also says the script gives him the chance to play much more than some simple villain: “The character has a core of reality. [Luthor] has a back story that’s tragic and an emotional inner life that’s authentic. That’s in the movie. It was my interest in playing the character with a real emotional core, and this writer, Chris Terrio’s interest in creating a character that seemed viable in reality.”
Warners has also released a second TV spot, this one about Lex introducing Bruce to Clark, but sadly only has a few scant moments of new footage.