After a luke-warm reception there was some questions on whether or not we’d see Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Jess Eisenberg back as Lex Luthor in the Justice League movie.
Some even speculated that perhaps Eisenberg would be replaced by his father, the real Lex Luthor, played by Bryan Cranston. Well, we’ll not lie, that does sound awesome.
It looks like Eisenberg will be back as Superman’s arch nemesis.
Speaking at London Comic Con, the actor confirmed he’s waiting to step onto the set any day: “They just started filming Justice League, so I’m kind of like waiting for my crack at it.
He continued that he was afraid to talk about it for fear of his life (he’s probably joking): “I feel like there’s probably some drone following me from DC, and if I say anything wrong I get, you know, picked off.”
So will he defintiely be back and is he excited to take on earth’s biggest heroes? “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.
“I wanted to make these people real and relatable, interesting and engaging and not just, you know, a kind of surface bad person.
“To me, the most interesting acting is when actors can bring you in to another side of the person. When you feel like you are not seeing the purpose of them for the plot. That they’re not just delivering a message, that they’re actually showing you some kind of humanity.
“And that’s what I tried to do with that character. Whether or not I succeeded or failed depends on your subjective opinion on what you think of people like that. That’s my goal as an actor.”
We know that the Justice League will face-off again several bad guys, including the rumoured Steppenwolf and Darkseid and we’re sure there’ll be cameos all over it too, expanding the DC Cinematic Universe, so are we excited? Yes! Did we like Eisenberg’s Luthor? Well, we liked parts of what he did, so we’re optimistic…
Let us know what you guys think.