Earlier than Jared Leto’s Joker burst onto the scene and stole his crown, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor was simply probably the most divisive character within the DCEU. Quite a lot of followers didn’t take care of the actor’s strategy to the position from the second he was first seen in Batman V Superman: Daybreak of Justice, with Eisenberg’s determination to play the Man of Metal’s archenemy like a cross between a spoiled wealthy child and a psychotic model of his Mark Zuckerberg from The Social Community splitting opinion straight down the center.
After all, Leto has already been confirmed to make a most surprising return when he slaps on the make-up for Zack Snyder’s Justice League reshoots, and we’ve now heard from our sources – the identical ones that informed us each Justice League Darkish and Inexperienced Lantern exhibits are coming to HBO Max – that the franchise’s different divisive supervillain is ready to hitch him.
Based on our intel, the information that Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke is returning to the fold opens the door for Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, with the post-credits tease that featured within the theatrical minimize of Justice League lastly being paid off. There’s already been hypothesis that every one three of the brand new additions may find yourself in the identical scene, and that appears extra probably than ever now as we’re informed that the Zombieland actor will certainly be again for the reshoots. Although apparently, that’ll be the extent of his involvement within the franchise and he received’t be returning for any future tasks.
Eisenberg has by no means been shy in admitting that he’d like to play the character once more, after all, and Snyder appears to be going out of his solution to proper each attainable mistaken from the early days of the DCEU. If the filmmaker’s all-new Justice League is ready to flip the tide of opinion on each the Joker and Lex Luthor, then Warner Bros. might as nicely simply put him in control of the franchise as soon as once more, as a result of he’ll have achieved the seemingly inconceivable.