With how much was chopped from ‘Justice League‘ you may have wondered how much of Superman’s nemesis was lost on the cutting room floor. Apparently, nothing according to Jesse Eisenberg who played Lex Luthor in the film. His post-credit scene was left intact and outside of that, he didn’t actually have any additional footage shot past what we saw in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
So for those who were loving this new take on Luthor and had been hoping that a Zack Snyder cut might include more of Lex, there is nothing but disappointment in store for you. When asked if a more substantial role was ever in store for him, the actor responded that “No. I was in it after the credits.” While an after the credits role is referenced, was it ever meant to be any longer?
To get clarification, he was asked if any scenes were cut with his work once Joss Whedon started changing the movie and Eisenberg responded, “No, no. Actually, on the contrary, they added some stuff.”
So fans of Lex don’t need to be concerned about the Snyder cut.
The idea of a cutscene was spawned from concept art by Robert McKinnon who had shown off the prison cell which Eisenberg’s take on the villain was supposed to live in had surfaced. However, concept art is often changed from pitch to final product, so this isn’t all that surprising.
Are you happy or sad we didn’t get more of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor in ‘Justice League’? Do you feel that there was even room for him to appear or would he have just felt shoehorned in? After the DCEU has experienced such box office and critical negativity, do you think that we’ll even be revisiting the hinted at gathering of villains? Share your thoughts below!