With the worldwide release of the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice looming, the trailer hogging talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, announced yet another big reveal on the latest episode of his late night show. With the 50 second tease released two nights ago, fans everywhere were hungry and waiting with great anticipation for the latest full length trailer, and then Jimmy Kimmel delivered for nerds everywhere yet again.
Soon after the preview was released, the internet started losing their collective minds and became split on respective issues and Easter eggs that surfaced in the latest trailer. Fanboys and girls across the web began heated debates on polarizing attributes from the look of Doomsday to Affleck's take on the Batman voice, but one dispute that seems slightly more one sided than most is the overwhelming disappointment in Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Lex Luthor.
But what many outraged fans still do not seem to grasp yet is the fact that Jesse Eisenberg is not playing the Lex Luthor character that we all know from the comics, previous movies, and the various television series both live action and animated. Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex's son, Lex Luthor Jr. This news was confirmed when Eisenberg sat down for an interview with Fortune Magazine.
The son of the infamous villain is not nearly as well known as his father, so I am inclined to believe that many fans are confusing Jesse Eisenberg's character with iconic Lex Luthor that we are all more familiar with. In the realm of the DC Cinematic Universe we are being introduced to, Lex Luthor Sr. died back in the year 2000 and left LexCorp, his respective company, to his son. A lot of speculation around the web theorizes that Eisenberg's character was the one who killed Lex, but at this time, no such news has been confirmed.
For those of you who have yet to see the latest trailer for [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870), or for those of you who would like to watch it for the hundredth time, I have provided the video for you below.