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“Batman v Superman’s” Eisenberg Revealed as Alexander Luthor Jr. in Fortune Magazine Profile

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“Batman v Superman’s” Eisenberg Revealed as Alexander Luthor Jr. in Fortune Magazine Profile

In a fictional Fortune Magazine profile, “Batman v Superman’s” Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) discusses how his father Alexander Luthor Sr. founded LexCorp, how he reinvented the company and more. The profile seems to suggest the DC Cinematic Universe version of Lex Luthor may be a composite of the classic “Superman” villain and “Crisis on Infinite Earths'” Alexander Luthor, the son of Lex Luthor and Lois Lane from Earth-Three.

Described as “a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500,” Alexander Joseph Luthor Jr. explains, “Dad named the company after himself ten years before I made my unexpected entrance into his life. But investors seemed to respond to the idea of an adoring father building a legacy for his precious son. He used that to his advantage. It was a good shtick and, whatever else he was, he was a good businessman.” The article also reveals Lex Luthor Sr. “passed away unexpectedly in 2000.”

The article also namedrops Wayne Enterprises and Kord Industries, describing LexCorp’s success as stemming from “Luthor’s willingness to go where Wayne fears to tread. Wayne Enterprises has shied away from military contracts in the last decade.”

“Statistically speaking, it’s a near certainty that another world-changing crisis is hurtling toward us like a speeding bullet. We have to be ready to defend ourselves. No civilization was ever conquered by having a strong military,” Luthor adds in the profile.

“We are on the cusp of unveiling a technology that will change the world forever,” he concludes.

In addition to his own Fortune Magazine profile, Lex Luthor now has his own Twitter account as well.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is scheduled to open on March 25, 2016.

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