Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been the topic of discussion for over three years. Before it was released the reaction was very mixed, some liked the idea of it and some didn’t. After it hit theaters, that totally went out the window. A majority of movie goers hated the movie. I for one enjoyed it, and a faction of crazy Twitter fans, who will send you death threats if you didn’t, enjoyed it as well. But that’s beside the point.
Whether you loved or hated Batman v Superman one things for sure, everyone seems to have mixed feelings on Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Lex Luthor. If you thought he would get recast, think again. He’s here to stay and he’s going to be seen next in 2017’s Justice League. In a recent interview with The Shortlist Jesse Eisenberg opened up about reprising his role.
“They are filming (Justice League) now, and I jump in from August. I loved the character and it was the most fun I’ve ever had at playing a role, and most challenging, in a great way, and most rewarding. I would love to play it for years. The character I play is so unusual and complicated. As an actor he’s everything you’d want to do. It’s very exciting for me to play that role. And, secondarily, it’s interesting to be in these massive, high-profile movies, because all the stuff around you as an actor is really good. All the artists are really great, so you walk on to a set and it’s the most-detailed, comprehensive set, and as an actor it really fills in your imagination in a special way. You’re also acting with incredible actors. In the last movie I had lots of scenes with Holly Hunter, who has been one of my favourite actors since I was young. This all exists because this movie is so massive that they attract so many talented people, even in smaller positions. It was really special to me. The most exciting part was to play such an interesting character and I certainly hope he stays alive throughout the next few films.”
When Eisenberg was asked about the plot of Justice League, he simply says “I truly don’t know the answer!” Whether you liked Eisenberg as Lex Luthor or not it appears that he’s sticking around for a long time.
Justice League is being directed by Zack Snyder and will star Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K Simmons and Willem Dafoe.
Justice League hits theaters November 17th 2017.