Jesse Eisenberg confirms he will play Lex Luthor in Justice League
Jesse Eisenberg has confirmed that he will be back to play Lex Luthor in the forthcoming Justice League movie.
Eisenberg, who made his debut as the super villain in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, revealed over the weekend during a live Q&A at MCM London Comic Con that he will be back for Justice League.
The movie, which unites Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Ezra Miller's The Flash and Jason Momoa's Aquaman, is currently in production in London.
Speaking about the role, he said: "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."
He added: ""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."
Justice League - Part 1 will open in cinemas on November 17th in 2017 with the second instalment set to follow two years later. J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe have both joined the cast, Simmons will play Commissioner Gordon, while Dafoe's role is as yet unknown.
The Flash and Aquaman will both get their own movies in 2018, while Cyborg will make his solo bow in 2020.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is currently in cinemas. You can read our review of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice here and pre-order the movie, including a Blu-Ray Steelbook exclusive to hmv, here in hmv's online store.