During the film’s London junket, Jesse Eisenberg shared his view on why Lex Luthor came up with the plan to create Doomsday.
While at the beginning of the film Lex seemed like a character, us like human beings could relate to, during the climax he demonstrates he is everything but relatable. Releasing Doomsday caused severe collateral damage to his fellow men. Why did he do what he did at the end of the film?
“I think Lex becomes increasingly unhinged throughout the movie” he explained. “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.” – Eisenberg told IGN.
What do you think of Lex’s motivations?
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