Photo: Jesse Eisenberg goes bald as Lex Luthor in 'Batman v. Superman'

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First Image of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor Released

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It's a sad day for fans of Jesse Eisenberg's famous curls.

Entertainment Weekly released the first photo of Eisenberg's bald head as the actor gets into character to play villain Lex Luthor for Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

The stark black-and-white image of a shaved-head Eisenberg as Lex Luthor lays to rest any rumblings of the actor's inability to play a villain.

"He's not any of the Lexes that you've seen, that's for sure, other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course," Snyder told EW.

The character Lex Luthor is usually thought to be bald. Gene Hackman famously wore wigs to conceal the character's chrome dome when he played a rather vain Lex Luther in the 1970s and 1980s films. Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor was bald in 2006's "Superman Returns," although the character relied on wigs for disguises.

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" will bow in theaters March 25, 2016.

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MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 23: Jesse Eisenberg at the 'Rio 2' Press Conference at the Fontainebleau Hotel on March 23, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 29: Jesse Eisenberg seen arriving at the BBC Radio 1 Studios on July 29, 2014 in London, England. Photo by Alex Huckle/GC Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actor Jesse Eisenberg attends 'The Double' premiere at The Marc Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Jesse Eisenberg poses in the winners room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actor Jesse Eisenberg attends 'The Double' premiere party during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kim Raff/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 17: Actor Jesse Eisenberg attends 'The Double' premiere at The Marc Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Jesse Eisenberg attends a screening of 'The Double' during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 12, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Jesse Eisenberg arrives at the 'The Double' premiere at the Winter Garden Theatre on September 7, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mike Windle/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Jesse Eisenberg arrives to the premiere of 'The Double' during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 7, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Jesse Eisenberg arrives to the premiere of 'The Double' during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 7, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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