Jesse Eisenberg has revealed that he didn’t read the full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice script before joining the movie.
Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featured the DC Extended Universe debut of Lex Luthor, played by The Social Network and Zombieland star Jesse Eisenberg. While some criticized the casting and Eisenberg’s performance as Lex Luthor in the movie, the actor reprised the role for one of the post-credits scenes of 2017’s Justice League.
During a recent interview with Konbini, Jesse Eisenberg mentioned that he didn’t have the chance to check out the full Batman v Superman script because he only had a limited amount of time to read it. Describing the script as “intellectually probing,” Eisenberg said that what he got to read impressed him so much that he decided to sign on:
“[The script] was so dense. There were references to things I’d never heard of, I was shocked. Because I’d never seen a superhero movie, because I live in a bubble or whatever, and so I thought it was just going to be people flying around for a hundred pages.”
Jesse Eisenberg’s future as Lex Luthor is currently in question as Warner Bros. scrapped Zack Snyder’s 5-movie DC Extended Universe arc after the release of Justice League. However, Eisenberg has stated that he’d be down to play the character again.
Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Jesse Eisenberg, Lex Luthor and the future of the DC Extended Universe.