Jesse Eisenberg will be back as Lex Luthor in Justice League: Part One. The actor personally confirmed it by making an appearance on stage at MCM London Comic Con and claiming that Lex will make an appearance in Zack Snyder’s team-up movie. With Justice League: Part One currently under production, Eisenberg noted he’s just waiting on the call.
“I’m kind of in wait,” he said. “They just started filming Justice League, so I’m kind of like waiting for my crack at it. I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, because I feel like there’s probably some drone following me from DC, and if I say anything wrong I get, you know, picked off. But yeah I think so, and I love it, and I love everybody who’s in it. You know, it’s a really talented group of people.”
Eisenberg also added he’s going one step further and mentioned how he’d like to develop the character in future DC films.
“I wanted to make these people real and relatable, interesting and engaging, and not just, you know, a kind of surface ‘bad person’,” he said. To me, the most interesting acting is when actors can bring you in to another side of the person. When you feel like you are not seeing the purpose of them for the plot. That they’re not just delivering a message, that they’re actually showing you some kind of humanity.”
This development is interesting because audiences were divided on Batman v Superman and especially on the portrayal of Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. What do you guys think? Glad to see Lex Luthor back? Chime in below.
Justice League Part One is set for release on November 17, 2017, with Part Two following on June 14, 2019.
SOURCE: Digital Spy