Jesse Eisenberg‘s portrayal of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left a lot of fans disappointed. Words like “mis-cast”, “overdone” and “long-haired evil hipster” were thrown around, creating an uncertainty on whether or not Eisenberg would return to the role for Justice League. The actor himself didn’t even seem to have the answer; not even at the beginning stages of production for the DC heroes. It seems that the fog surrounding the matter has cleared, though, as Eisenberg enlightened us with some info this weekend at MCM London Comic-Con.
ComicBookMovie quoted the actor as saying:
“I’m kind of in wait. 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.”
Now, what does this mean for the villainous aspect of the film? A deleted scene from Batman v Superman that surfaced soon after the film’s debut seemed to set the stage for Luthor to have a major hand in Darkseid‘s arrival. But it was Steppenwolf, a military commander and Darkseid underling, that appeared in the deleted scene- and rumor has it that he would be the main villain in Justice League: Part One. So Luthor may not be the direct threat this time around, but perhaps he’ll stir the pot every once in a while, orchestrating chaos from afar.
Warner Bros.‘ Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017. We’ll see if the DC Expanded Universe has ironed out all of its kinks!