Jesse Eisenberg Would Love To Reprise His Role As Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg has commented on his desire to reprise the role of Lex Luthor in the DCEU. Is that something you'd want to see, even as the rest changes?
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Let’s face it, there were many things wrong with the DCEU’s Batman V. Superman movie, not to mention Justice League – but there was some light of hope in them both. One of them was a new actor entering the suit of Lex Luthor, Jesse Eisenberg.

We last saw his take on Lex Luthor in the post-credits scene of Justice League, which suggested how things could move forward for him. Of course, things didn’t continue with this collection of movies, but Eisenberg still seems up to portray the Superman archvillain one more.


Jesse Eisenberg On Returning To The DC Fold

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While doing an interview about his new movie Vivarium, he spoke about why the role of Luthor drew him in. He said, “Oh yeah, I would love to [reprise the role] because it’s such a cool character.” He continued on:

“To play a villain in a superhero movie is the fun part. The good guys are fine but the villain is the fun part cause you get to be more flamboyant. The hero usually gets to survive, but the villain has all the funny lines.”

It would be interesting to Eisenberg continue as Lex Luthor in the movies, even as Warner Bros. is trying to redo the DC movie universe. Nothing is set in stone, and who knows what may happen with Henry Cavill and his role as the Man of Steel.

Would you like to see the return of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor to the big screen? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you continue with The Illuminerdi for more DC Comics news.



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