Will Lex Luthor Appear in Justice League?
We're just coming off of Batman v Superman, but pre-production for Justice League is well underway, and many of the actors are officially listed as part of the cast, including BvS's Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Godot. But one BvS actor is conspicuously missing from the cast list: Jesse Eisenberg, and according to a recent interview, the actor himself doesn't know when or whether the character will be back.
This is a strange statement, especially considering that Justice League Part One starts production on April 11. Could he really not know at this point whether he's appearing in Part One, when it starts filming in only two weeks? Unless he's trying not to spoil us, this probably means he's at least sitting Part One out. Part Two is technically in pre-production as well, and all of the other main characters from BvS are listed as part of that cast as well, but it's early enough that they could still be figuring it out.
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Eisenberg's interpretation of Lex was polarizing, with some fans absolutely hating his take on the villain and others citing his performance as one of the best parts of the movie. (I personally thought he was great at the beginning, but the character fell apart at the end purely as a result of the terrible writing.) But a mixed reception shouldn't be enough to get Eisenberg fired from the franchise. Zack Snyder is still standing, isn't he?
Batman v Superman is now out in theaters, while Justice League Part One comes out on November 17, 2017, and Part Two comes out on June 14, 2019.