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Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Will Return for ‘Justice League’

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. Pictures

After the recent press visit tot he set of Justice League, it was unclear whether we would see more from Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Zack Snyder was vague about the villain’s return, stating that prisons are quite porous in the comic book world. In a recent interview, Eisenberg clears up the confusion, and confirms that he will be returning for the two-part film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,  Warner Bros. Pictures
Jessie Eisenberg plays the quirky villain in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Image: Warner Bros.

In a recent interview with The Shortlist, Eisenberg confirms his involvement in the film but says his scenes will not be done for a while:

“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.”

Shooting Details

Shooting on Justice League has started and details from the first film are beginning to leak out. Justice League stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film hits theaters next November.

Brad Repka

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