Following its release, nearly every aspect of “Batman v Superman” has been analyzed. One of the more heavily analyzed parts of the film has to be Lex Luthor’s (Jesse Eisenberg) plan, which sees him orchestrating events that lead to the showdown between the two titular heroes as well as the creation of the Doomsday monster. While talking to IGN, Eisenberg took the time to weigh in on the debate regarding why Luthor decided to create Doomsday towards the end of the film.
“I think Lex becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the movie” said Eisenberg. “I also think he’s a guy who has 40 back-up plans and so when one thing doesn’t work out he has another and if that doesn’t work out he has another, which is why I think he never feels that threatened by Superman and Batman because he knows he always has the leverage and his final act, in my opinion; and this is now thinking back a year-and-a-half — was this kind of like last-ditch effort to leave it all on the table.”
“BvS” ends — spoiler alert — with Luthor behind bars with his head shaved, raving about a bell that can’t be unrung. Eisenberg doesn’t yet know, however, where Luthor will pop up again. He has previously talked about his future as Luthor, saying that he hopes he another opportunity “to work with these wonderful people and play this interesting character.”
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