We’re slowly learning more about Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. A fake business article about LexCorp revealed he’s Lex Luthor, Jr., the son of an East German émigré and a collector of meteorite crystals (Kryptonite is implied). The article hints at why Luthor distrusts Superman (his father “came from a country where the government, in the guise of protector, had absolute control over the citizens”). Then Eisenberg himself talked about how condescending towards Bruce Wayne his character is. Now a synopsis posted by a movie theater chain has revealed a bit more about Luthor’s plotline.
Odeon Cinemas, a theater chain in the UK, updated their site with a revealing official synopsis:
At long last, see Batman and Superman square off against each other in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, an epic superhero showdown which will change both their lives forever.
Clark Kent doesn’t trust Gotham’s mysterious masked vigilante. Bruce Wayne doesn’t trust the alien who nearly destroyed Metropolis. And Lex Luthor, who hates Superman more than anyone, is manipulating both of them for his own twisted ends.
Choose your side: the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight? Learn the answer to the age-old question – who would win? – in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
The trailer hinted that Luthor was setting up the fight. We’ve also heard rumors Luthor knows Batman’s real identity, and there appears to be a scene in the trailer of Batman breaking into LexCorp, so it’s possible Luthor told Bruce Wayne about Kryptonite knowing he would come back later to steal it. Just spitballing here, but maybe Luthor was talking to Bruce Wayne and riling him up when he said, “We know better now, don’t we? The devils don’t come from the Hell beneath us. No, they come from the sky.”
More importantly, this synopsis was revealed by Odeon Cinemas. There’s a real company called Odeon? As in “Sex Panther, by Odeon?”