Jesse Eisenberg talks about how the editing of Batman v Superman somehow ruined his take on Lex Luthor.
Is Jesse Eisenberg Disappointed?
Jesse Eisenberg stated that he doesn’t read reviews of his movies and is yet to see Batman v Superman. However, through the power of media, he knows that his take on Superman’s nemesis,Lex Luthor, was sort of ineffective as the bad guy according to critics and fans alike. As Independent.co pointed out, his portrayal was more “Silicon Valley tech-head than Superman’s arch nemesis.”
But we all know that Eisenberg is one heck of a versatile actor. He did act as a shy unassuming geek in Zombieland and then played an intimidating morally-loose version of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.
So, what the heck happened? The actor implied that “retroactive editing” was the reason why his portrayal didn’t seemed top-notch as we all hoped.
“It’s a very complicated mythology that I was able to wrap my head around while we were filming,” he told MTV. “But I think there were certain editorial choices that I was not aware of that they put in retroactively.”
The movie’s editor, David Brenner, admitted that there is an hour and a half of screen footage that was cut out from the film (the movie’s original run-time is 4 hours!!). Could it be that some of the important Lex Luthor character development was cut out?
Eisenberg thinks so and we can’t wait for the DVD release to truly ‘get’ his Lex Luthor.
Source: MTV via The Independent