Pretty much everything that DC put on screen for audiences in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ was met with a poor response, from both critics and movie-goers alike. The tepid reception, however, hasn’t stopped DC’s Chief Creative Director Geoff Johns and his team from moving forward with the company’s idea for it’s “shared universe” on the big screen. Up next is this August’s ‘Suicide Squad,’ with solo films to come for Batman, Wonder Woman, and more. In production right now is the team-up film ‘Justice League,’ and we were given a sound bite over the weekend that seems to confirm Lex Luthor’s return to the fray.
At a panel at MCM London Comic-Con, Jesse Eisenberg spoke for a bit about his on-screen portrayal of the classic Superman villain in the film released earlier this year. When asked about his involvement in the ‘Justice League’ film, here’s what he had to say on the subject:
“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.”
Eisenberg’s Luthor didn’t play too well with audiences, and the character’s motivations were unclear at best – but the film’s plot did seem to be setting him up to play a bigger role in the overall DC story to come. If you’ve seen the deleted scene where Luthor gains access to communicate with an alien on-board the downed Kryptonian vessel, you’ll know that there is more to his tale than was shown in the finished product of the film.
We can’t know for sure at this point what Luthor’s role is – if any – in the future of the Justice League, but things should start to become a bit clearer as more and more DC films make their way to theaters in the coming years.
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