According to BatmanOnFilm, Lex Luthor may have been completely cut out of DC’s upcoming Justice League film. Luthor is played by actor Jesse Eisenberg who portrayed the popular comic book character in last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. During a Q&A session, BatmanOnFilm responded to a fans question about the part Lex Luthor will play in Justice League.
“He doesn’t have one. If he did prior to all the changes/reshoots, it was cut.”
Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor was allegedly cut from the film after the most recent set of reshoots. While Marvel stands tall in the cinematic world, and has plans for two more decades worth of connected films, DC can’t seem to find solid ground to stand on. Only one of the four entries into DC’s Extended Universe won praise from critics, that was of course Wonder Woman. And while the film has stabilized the DCEU for the time being, the real test comes in November with Justice League, a film that was reportedly “unwatchable” before Joss Whedon arrived.
For the most part, fans were never really onboard with Eisenberg being cast as Superman’s archnemesis. Many fans found Eisenberg’s portrayal of the character to be too quirky and perhaps a bit over the top. His performance was one of many criticisms of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Justice League’s production process hasn’t been the smoothest of roads, from controversial mustaches to reshoots concerning Cyborg’s demeanor, and the unexpected directorial change, the film has certainly had its up and downs. I hope that we can look to Whedon’s quality of work on The Avengers movies as reasoning for why he can turn this film around, he has handled big names and big characters and done quite well with story and shared screen time. On the other hand with news coming today of The Batman being a stand alone film and not connected to the DCEU, sometimes I wonder what exactly is going on over at DC.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.
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