Comic book fans have been wondering how curly-haired actor Jesse Eisenberg will look as Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Now, we have our first glimpse of how Eisenberg will embody the character.

Entertainment Weekly shared a photo of Eisenberg as Luthor, and the stark, black and white image certainly bodes well for the actor's portrayal of the notorious villain. The now-bald Eisenberg looks every bit the part, and it's not just the chrome dome -- he stares down the camera with such a menacing intensity that it's hard to hold his gaze for very long.

Some of director Zack Snyder's casting choices for the flick have raised eyebrows (remember the uproar over Batfleck?), but we think Eisenberg looks spot-on as Luthor. As Synder explained to EW, this interpretation of the character is "not any of the Lexes that you've seen, that's for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course."

Check out the image below. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is due in theaters on March 25, 2016.
Jesse Eisenberg, Lex Luthor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
[via: Entertainment Weekly]

Photo credit: Eamonn M. McCormack via Getty Images; Clay Enos via Entertainment Weekly

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