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Watch Lex Luthor tell Superman to fight Batman in new Dawn of Justice clip

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Poor Ben Affleck


It's not a bird and it's definitely not a plane, but it is Superman talking to Lex Luthor in a new clip from director Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In the new clip, which actor Jesse Eisenberg premiered on Good Morning America, Lex Luthor is standing on top of building's roof, face-to-face with Superman. Although the two are supposed to be foes, it's Luthor who instructs Superman that he has to take on Batman. Superman doesn't say anything in the clip, but it's a nice change of pace to get more focus on Luthor who has been used minimally in most promos in order to hype up the two titular superheroes. The scene starts 12 seconds into the video and lasts about 20 seconds. The remainder of the video is an interview with Eisenberg about his role in the movie.

During his appearance on the talk show, Eisenberg said that he loved playing the villain, adding that he was allowed to do, "all these things that in real life you'd be arrested for." The actor added that despite writer Chris Terrio having penned a "brilliant" script, there was quite a bit of improvisation from everyone on set. Eisenberg said it was important to both the actors and Snyder to bring their own personalities into the mix and bring a fresh take to the characters.

Eisenberg also said that while he couldn't go into details, Lex Luthor does undergo multiple changes in his appearance throughout the film. The actor added it was just one of the few transformations people should expect to see if they watch the movie.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25.