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.
Source: Warner Bros.