Following those set reports for Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” that went up yesterday, a new quote has emerged from actor Jesse Eisenberg. Yesterday’s reports noted that with everything a group of journalists saw on set, there was zero indication Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor character from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” would return for the follow-up.
Now though, in a recent interview with The Shortlist, Eisenberg confirmed he is coming back but his scenes won’t be done for a while yet:
“They are filming (Justice League) now, and I jump in from August. I loved the character and it was the most fun I’ve ever had at playing a role, and most challenging, in a great way, and most rewarding. I would love to play it for years.
The character I play is so unusual and complicated. As an actor he’s everything you’d want to do. It’s very exciting for me to play that role. And, secondarily, it’s interesting to be in these massive, high-profile movies, because all the stuff around you as an actor is really good.All the artists are really great, so you walk on to a set and it’s the most-detailed, comprehensive set, and as an actor it really fills in your imagination in a special way.
You’re also acting with incredible actors. In the last movie I had lots of scenes with Holly Hunter, who has been one of my favourite actors since I was young. This all exists because this movie is so massive that they attract so many talented people, even in smaller positions. It was really special to me. The most exciting part was to play such an interesting character and I certainly hope he stays alive throughout the next few films.”
Production on “Justice League” is currently slated to run through until October. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J.K Simmons and Willem Dafoe also star in the film which opens November next year.