At one point, it looked as if the forthcoming Justice League movie was going to give us a rematch between Superman and his old adversary Lex Luthor (as played by Jesse Eisenberg, reprising his role from Batman v Superman), but, if rumours are to be believed, that’s now not going to happen.
Now, Batman on Film has reported that Eisenberg’s role has been cut from the movie. As you’ll recall, original director Zack Snyder left the film, due to personal issues, and new director Joss Whedon was brought in to oversee extensive reshoots.
Eisenberg’s performance as Superman’s arch enemy has divided audiences. While some praised it as a novel take on the character, others criticised it for being too much like Eisenberg’s most famous role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
This news suggests that Whedon is, in Synder's absence, massively retooling the story. But rather than alarming fans, we should treat this as good news. Warner is committed to getting this movie as right as possible, whatever it takes. We’re thinking that the combined talents of Zack Snyder AND Joss Whedon should make this an AMAZING movie.
17 November can’t come soon enough.