With “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” due out in cinemas on March 25th,  The L.A. Times  interviewed both Jesse Eisenberg and director Zack Snyder about the film. Among the many interesting tipbits the revealed, was the fact that originally Eisenberg was offered another role before he signed on to become iconic super villain Lex Luthor. Snyder wouldn’t reveal that character:

“Let’s call it a secret, but nevertheless it was the exact opposite of Lex Luthor,”

My own speculation would be it was the role of Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen, the part Scoot McNairy ultimately scored.

Jesse Eisenberg went to talk about the secrecy surrounding the film and the consequences of revealing secrets, when questioned on when and how we might see his character go from long flowing locks as seen in the trailers to the iconic bald Luthor:

Literally, there would be one of those Wile E. Coyote things where the piano drops from the sky randomly on his head. That’s what will happen to me.”

Eisenberg did state that when we finally see the transformation, it will be worth the wait:

“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.”

The actor went onto to talk about the pressure he faces with the role and how it differs from other films he had been involved with:

“The only difference between this movie and everything else I’ve ever been in is this has an audience that has prior expectations, and that’s the only thing that I find disconcerting because it feels like some people are occasionally ready to get angry at me for the part they haven’t seen me play yet. It’s bewildering.”

He also praised the script by Chris Terrio and how it gives is character much more depth than your typical super 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.”

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens on March 25th.