Currently at SXSW for a documentary he produced, actor Jesse Eisenberg spoke briefly with Variety about his role as Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor in the DC Films universe.
Eisenberg took on the role in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” serving as that film’s main antagonist, and reprised the part briefly in a post-credits cameo in “Justice League”. Asked if he was going to reprise the role in a future Superman film, he replied:
“I hope so. I mean, I have no idea is the truth. I love playing the character. Probably in terms of movie acting, it’s the most enjoyable character I’ve had the opportunity to play. So I would love to do it again. But I don’t know what their slate is. If you have any pull, please use it.”
Eisenberg also confirmed that, despite reports, he never had a major role to play in “Justice League” with his role only ever being that post-credits scene: “No. I was in it after the credits.” Asked if the scene was cut, Eisenberg revealed that: “No, no. Actually, on the contrary, they added some stuff.”