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Old 03-01-2014, 10:30 AM   #101
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Just watched the trailer for The Double.

WHAT.

THE.

F***?

Could be good though.

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I think eisenberg will end up being genius and witty yet neurotic and obsessive compulsive. I think he drop the awkward act and replace it with a more demanding, psychotic personality.

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I think eisenberg will end up being genius and witty yet neurotic and obsessive compulsive. I think he drop the awkward act and replace it with a more demanding, psychotic personality.
So basically a rich/bald Riddler. Im not sure how i feel about that..

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So basically a rich/bald Riddler. Im not sure how i feel about that..
They said a we'd get a new and more unique lex. Just trying to think outside box at this point. Its obvious he won't act like the donnerverse lex, and its clear he wont be the older more physical lex from the comics, so what kind of lex do get? Either way I'm in for the ride and I'm willing to accept a different lex.

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Old 03-01-2014, 11:04 AM   #105
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Yeah i know you are, but im just saying that your description sounds a lot like a rich Riddler. Even though it sounds like something we'll get.

It's as if Edward Nygma worked hard and made billions growing up and decided to shave his head. That's what Eisenberg will be like. At least it would be different if Lex was a bigger guy. But Jesse Eisenberg has always been more of a Nygma type than Luthor. Smart, a little geeky, not physically threatening whatsoever, plays obsessive or narcissistic characters well. And i believe we're getting that. The way he is in the Social Network. But bald (maybe not who knows) and obviously filthy rich.


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Old 03-01-2014, 11:07 AM   #106
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I say it will probably be a Riddler-type archetype, with traces of Buddy/Killian/Gaston (the character who initially looks foolish and harmless, but has a darker, more intelligent side)

I just hope it's a great movie character, because I DON'T think it will be comic book Lex.

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Right, and that's why i dont think i want to see Riddler as the villain in the Batman solo movie. It will feel like a repeat. Except they would probably just cast a 40 something celeb-actor for the role. But he'll have the same personality traits.

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I'd like him to be a mix of Tywin Lannister and Joffrey Baratheon.

A ruthless king, angered easily with no qualms about killing innocents to make himself feel better. But also very Machievellian with the cold calculating determination that enabled him to backstab his way to the top.

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To me, Lex is almost inhumanly smart, a consummate liar and manipulator, extremely smug in a charismatic way, and knows that he's just as untouchable and indestructible as Superman is even without a superhuman bone in his body.

That's all I need from Eisenberg. And honestly, I can see him deliver it.

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To me, Lex is almost inhumanly smart, a consummate liar and manipulator, extremely smug in a charismatic way, and knows that he's just as untouchable and indestructible as Superman is even without a superhuman bone in his body.

That's all I need from Eisenberg. And honestly, I can see him deliver it.
You should read Lex Luthor:Man of Steel you'll love it. Best rendition of Lex Luthor in my opinion.


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Right, and that's why i dont think i want to see Riddler as the villain in the Batman solo movie. It will feel like a repeat. Except they would probably just cast a 40 something celeb-actor for the role. But he'll have the same personality traits.
At this point, The Riddler's mysterious 'bait and switch' tactics have been plundered for several movies. TDK with the Joker's social experiment (I feel like that's a more riddlerish thing to do), IM3 with 'The Mandaran" as a secret threat
And Talia as a puppet master. And probably something similar for Lex.

When/if the Riddler is finally a villain, it will feel all too familiar. If they do feature Riddler in a movie, I hope he's more of an anti-hero or red herring, then THE villain.

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As quoted from one of my favorite superhero movies, Unbreakable:

"...there's the soldier villain — who fights the hero with his hands; and then there's the real threat — the brilliant and evil archenemy — who fights the hero with his mind."

I think with Eisenberg, we'll definitely be getting the archenemy type.

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^ Funny enough, I think Unbreakable has the best Lex/Clark dynamic in the movies

Remove the friendship aspect and it's fine :P

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As quoted from one of my favorite superhero movies, Unbreakable:

"...there's the soldier villain — who fights the hero with his hands; and then there's the real threat — the brilliant and evil archenemy — who fights the hero with his mind."

I think with Eisenberg, we'll definitely be getting the archenemy type.
That's what I have always thought Lex should be and why I don't like the idea of them sticking him in a battlesuit in some attempt to make him a physical villain.

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Old 03-01-2014, 03:30 PM   #115
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TBH, I think the battlesuit is kind of hokey. And if Superman used any sort of superspeed the fight would be over in seconds.

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^ I agree. It's all kinds of hokey and just not what Lex is about IMO. I want superman to feel something other than a fist in his fights with Lex.

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Old 03-01-2014, 04:00 PM   #117
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I'd have preferred someone little older, but I'm optimistic about Eisenberg. We'll get a modernized version of Lex, but as long as the intelligence, manipulation, and confidence is there, I'm good. Still don't have high expectations for this movie, but this casting has moved it the right direction.

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Old 03-01-2014, 04:04 PM   #118
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TBH, I think the battlesuit is kind of hokey. And if Superman used any sort of superspeed the fight would be over in seconds.
Agreed, same as with Batman and Kryptonite, etc. If he is "faster than a 'speeding' bullet" (I guess as opposed to those slow bullets) then by the time Batman pulled a weapon, or pulled a trigger, couldn't Superman have easily ripped off his finger, crushed the gun, send it off the sun and brought him back a pink plastic gun? Same as with Luthor, "oh he has an Iron-Man type of suit" which Superman could pick off the floor before Luthor could blink and send the suit with Luthor in it hurling into space. It doesn't make sense.

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^ Eisenberg might as well be an intellectual villian, with superpowered henchmen.
I think the puppet master is the best approach, because it wouldn't overexpose a character that many fans are tired of, while showing that this is a different Lex than has ever been featured in cinema.

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I haven't seen the film but from that trailer it doesn't look like a good gauge of Eisenberg's range. It just looks like nervous Eisenberg meets cocky Eisenberg. I don't believe Snyder hired him because of his range.

I think we're just going to get Eisenberg the way he usually is. Awkward and neurotic.
He's taken on recent roles where's he's tried to play against that, like in Now you see me, but i just don't buy "cocky confident" eisenberg.

It almost defeats the purpose of casting him, if he's supposed to play a cool confident character?

It's like would you cast Michael Cera for a very physical action type role? no probably not. It wouldn't play up to his strength. Which is why I'm still not sold on this if they try to make Eisenberg play a role against his strengths.

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I'd be down for a Micheal Cera action movie

He fought better than Batman has in movies in Scott Pilgrim

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I hate Michael Cera.

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Michael Cera was awesome in This Is the End :P

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Cera was good as an awkward dork that one time and then got stuck there.

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It almost defeats the purpose of casting him, if he's supposed to play a cool confident character?
I completely agree with you here. They obviously chose Jesse to fit the character they have envisioned. They wouldn't hire Jesse and then expect him change himself completely in order to play a physical intimidating, charismatic, confident Lex. That's not playing to his strengths. He's probably going to play an arrogant, fast-talking, super intelligent, elite-type villain. Maybe it'll work for what they're planning. I'm still hoping beyond hope it turns out great!

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