Gene Hackman looked a bit lame when he wore a bald cap to play Lex Luthor in the 1978 Superman, and Jesse Eisenberg, I predict, is going to look even dopier when he plays baldie Lex in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman flick. How many actors have looked cool with shaved heads? Ben Kingsley, Bruce Willis, Yul Brynner and who else? Eisenberg should keep his wiggy Zuckerberg look. Who cares? What, he has to play the part bald because Lex Luthor was drawn that way decades ago? What’s the difference? If you’re truly creative, you can do anything you want. Eff D.C.Comics tradition. Break on through to the other side.

Batman vs. Superman is a dumbshit idea to begin with. Batman has a massive arsenal of cool toys and contraptions but he’s human and mortal. Superman has super-powers and can fly around and put his fist through walls, etc. What am I missing? There’s no real mano e mano factor. The movie is almost certainly going to be contrived fanboy horseshit.