Jesse Eisenberg May Not Reprise His Role In ‘Justice League Part 1’

imageJesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor requires a particular taste to digest. Many people are mixed on his performance, but I was definitely sold on his new portrayal of the character. Lex is the perfect mix of psychotic, genius and evil. When we see him at the end of the film he’s gone crazy stating that “the bell has been rung. Ding, ding, ding.”. This one line of dialogue gives us a hint of what’s to come of this character and of future films.

While you may be thinking that Eisenberg will come back for Justice League Part 1 due to his tease of a certain villain at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jesse seems to have some good or bad news, depending on how you feel about his character. When speaking to Business Insider, Eisenberg had this to say on Lex’s return:

I don’t know if they are so settled on where my character goes, I only hope I have another opportunity to work with these wonderful people and play this interesting character.

Whether you liked him or not, it doesn’t seem like Eisenberg will be returning for Justice League when they begin filming on April 11th. What do you guys think, is it a bad move? Or are they doing the right thing by holding back his character? Sound off in the comment section.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Aflred Pennyworth and Jess Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in theaters now. I honestly still can’t believe that I can say that!

SOURCE: Business Insider

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  • Jax Maxton

    While a lot of people were down on Eisenberg, I thought he did a lot with very little. With a better script he would have been even better. Whatever problem people had with the movie and the character, I don’t blame Eisenberg for any of it.

    • LupeX

      ?????
      Have you heard of subtlety? I looooove BvS and imo he was horribly distracting.
      I understand that taste is subject jective and I respect those hat you liked his take but to try to place blame on the script when he had good lines and a great characterter arch is a lot of a stretch.
      I dont think the script called for twitching, constantly being on the brink of tears and a constantly having a neurotic breakdown. Those were his personal choices which undermined the characters brilliance imo He just needed up being another insane person and that’s no motivation at all.

      • Marquis de Sade

        Well then by that rationale, the fault lies with Zach Snyder’s directions. It was his job to set the tone and get the proper performance from the actor as the script dictated…Either way it goes, this movie (albeit fun) was a mess script and plot-wise.

    • Elliot

      It was not the writings fault(even though it was bad at times) it was his over the top twitches and acting and awkward speech problem

  • Carl

    He’s in prison so what would he do in JL? In fact he’s probably ruined for a future solo Superman movie also because he should be in jail for life.

    • SAMURAI36

      Are you really that stupid? Do you know how many times Lex has either broken out, or been released from prison?

      • Carl

        Are you really that stupid? Lex is ruined for the DCEU. He’s got no money and can never be president. Looks like he won’t be in JL now either.

        • SAMURAI36

          LMAO, do you know how many times he’s gotten presidential pardons in the comics, based on being in precisely this same scenario?

          I get that you’re not knowledgeable about DC, but Lex has been in jail more times that anyone can count.

          • Carl

            I get that you don’t understand how Lex would never get a presidential pardon especially in the super serious Snyderverse. If they try something that dumb I’ll be LMAO along with many others.

          • SAMURAI36

            There you go, trying to speak for others besides yourself again.

            And is it this same “Snydeverse” (geez, what an idiotic name, but considering the source…), that’s based directly on some of the comics where he was in fact presidentially pardoned?

            Just asking, since you seem to know everything.

          • Carl

            It’s based on a few pages of The Dark Knight Returns. lol

  • Elliot

    Kill him off and bring in Bryan Cranston or someone as his father aka the real Lex

    • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

      Jesse was the real Lex.

      His father is dead.

      • Elliot

        That is the most easy fix. Lex thinks he is dead but he isn’t

        • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

          And then you have a fake Lex in his dad. Congratulations, you played yourself.

          • Elliot

            What how is he fake?

          • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

            Because Jessie Eisenberg played the real Lex Luthor.

            If you bring his dad back, he’s a fake Lex Luthor.

            It’s been confirmed several times, Jesse played the comic book Lex we all know. They just name changed his dad from Lionel to Lex.

          • Elliot

            So who cares? If they bring in let’s say Cranston as Lex Sr and make him like the comic book Lex no one will complain. Jesse portrayal of Lex is not from any comic I’ve read

          • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

            But they can’t do that, because Jesse was the comic book Lex…

            Heath Ledger’s Joker wasn’t a Joker from any comic I’ve read, guess the real one is still out there in that universe.

  • Riley O’Neal

    Honestly I loved Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor. He was perfectly crazy. And at the end making him completely psychotic was the perfect touch to the dark path DC is going for. I would love to see more of this Lex Luthor. I would also like to see a lot of the intellectual parts of him too.

  • w0undedmagic

    Hmm…

  • SAMURAI36

    Where in Jesse’s statement do we see that he may not return for JL? That’s not remotely what that said.

    You people really call yourselves journalists?

    • Bjax

      Well, he does say, “I only hope I have another opportunity to work with these wonderful people and play this interesting character.” You can infer from that quote that he “may” not be coming back for JL. Course he could be hiding his involvement for story reasons, but it’s not unreasonable to speculate based off of his comments.

      • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

        No, they’re implying he’s not coming back for Lex in JL.

        • Bjax

          What’s wrong with implying that based on his comments? It’s definitely something you can imply. This happens all day, every day when someone speaks about a project in vague terms.

      • SAMURAI36

        Given how secretive all parties involved have been for the past few years, that’s absolutely the wrong assumption to make.

  • Jay Kelley

    Huh?

  • Hugo ‘DenPapa’ Strange

    No part of what he said indicates he won’t be reprising his role, just that his character won’t be in Justice League.

    The Tweet that was put out makes it seem like Jesse has quit the DCEU.

  • Johhny

    Snyder tried to make lex luthor the joker this was very off putting to me.

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