After reports several weeks ago that his scenes were all cut from the still-in-post-production Justice League, it appears that Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is still listed among the cast for the fall DC superhero film.
According to an official listing on the Warner Bros. UK website, Jesse Eisenberg is still a part of the film, listed between Willem Dafoe and Jeremy Irons. This has prompted many to question whether Lex Luthor will be a part of Justice League after the reliable reports of his scenes being cut, or that the cast listing for the website is yet to be updated to correspond with the final cut of the film, one which is not done at this time.
There are supporters of Jesse Eisenberg’s performance of Superman’s greatest nemesis, but many superhero fans and general audiences were highly critical of the portrayal, deeming it one of the weakest parts of an already weak film in Batman v Superman. Regardless of what people think about Lex Luthor, he is not really that important to Justice League. The movie is about making the most famous superhero team work, and they’re united against an intergalactic, interdimensional enemy, not a sociopathic billionaire.
We will just have to wait and see when Justice League opens in cinemas November 17.
5 Reasons Warner Bros. Needs To Fast-Track The ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel
Superman is a pop culture icon. The character was introduced to the masses in 1938. Eventually after radio shows, serials and animated adaptations, Superman became a movie icon following the release 1978’s Superman: The Movie. The seminal superhero film, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, was followed by three sequels and one spin-off. In 2006, Bryan Singer brought Superman back to the silver screen with Superman Returns. The movie was divisive so it was back to the drawing board for Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Eventually, Zack Snyder was brought on board for the next iteration of Superman: Man of Steel.
Man of Steel was released in 2013 to decent reviews. The movie was a financial hit, but instead of doing a direct sequel, Warner Bros. went with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. That movie has come and gone and Justice League is on the horizon. Last year, it was also announced that a sequel to Man of Steel was coming along. There has been no word on that movie other than a few rumors here and there. This may be due to the situation that Superman was left in at the end of Batman v Superman, which will be resolved in Justice League.
There are many reasons why Man of Steel deserves a sequel. Here are a few reasons Warner Bros. needs to fast-track the project. Click Next to get started!