You’d have to imagine Lex Luthor would be pretty popular in the real world. He’s a tough, egomaniacal, and successful second-generation (in some accounts) businessman who puts his name on everything, occasionally wears funny hairpieces, and has even tried to run for president. I’d think someone like that might have a following were he to exist in the real world, but we may never know.
In the fictional world, however, the latest actor to play him finds out firsthand that fans still prefer those pesky caped crusaders known as Batman and Superman. And while one always gets the sense with any Jesse Eisenberg character that conversation is going to veer toward the intellectual and philosophical, in this latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promotional video from Omaze, he gets down to the broadest, most primal fanboy question there is: If Bats and Supes fought, who would win?
Actually, there are multiple winners in this scenario. Eisenberg’s query is the latest promo for a charity drive to benefit Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative, The SEED Project (which “uses basketball and education to develop the next generation of African leaders”), and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. One lucky donor will win the right to ride in the Batmobile, fly in a helicopter with Henry Cavill, and crash the red carpet with Jesse Eisenberg. Sorry, no option to swim in Speedos with Jason Momoa…this time.
You can enter either by clicking through on the video or going directly to Omaze. You don’t want to disappoint Jesse Eisenberg—make him angry and he might just help you develop a website and then take all the credit.
How do you rate Lex Luthor’s chances? Realistically? Let us know in comments.