The Sociopath Network: check out the first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

The Sociopath Network: check out the first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
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They should have called the movie "Villainland."

The Sociopath Network: check out the first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

He's staring at you like you're a Magic Eye poster. (Clay Enos via Entertainment Weekly)

It would be an exaggeration to say that everyone is excited for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The lukewarm reaction to Man of Steel, the lack of Christopher Nolan's involvement, and the casting of Ben Affleck have all contributed to make fans wary of the project. One decision that has been well-received, however, is the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor. Despite his on-screen image as a shy, likable kid, many people feel that the young actor has the chops to pull it off. Now, it seems like that trust may be vindicated.

The Sociopath Network: check out the first image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

He's definitely shed that likability thing. (Clay Enos via Entertainment Weekly)

This image, the first official tease of Eisenberg in character, is pretty awesome. He has Luthor's trademark chrome dome, but the glowering intensity and bloodshot crazy eyes are an excellent touch. If the movie focuses enough on delving into Luthor's psyche, it might not be half-bad. Hooray for cautious optimism!

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