We’re not quite sure who the main villain will be in Justice League Part One just yet – with rumours suggesting that Steppenwolf could be the main bad guy rather than Darkseid – but it looks like Lex Luthor will be present in the big DC team-up, with Jesse Eisenberg revealing today at MCM Comic Con that he’ll be reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“They just started filming Justice League, so I’m kind of like waiting for my crack at it,” said Eisenberg (via Digital Spy). “I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, because I feel like there’s probably some drone following me from DC, and if I say anything wrong I get, you know, picked off. But yeah I think so, and I love it, and I love everybody who’s in it. You know, it’s a really talented group of people.”
It was rumoured way back in October 2014 that Eisenberg will also appear as Lex Luthor in Suicide Squad, although we’ve heard nothing about that since.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) in an as-yet-unrevealed role. Part One is set for release on November 17th 2017, with Part Two following on June 14th 2019.