Justice League Rumor: Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Scenes Were Cut

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is without a doubt a divisive film that fanboys love to argue about. The movie had some very good and very bad moments, and the portrayal of Lex Luthor by Jesse Eisenberg was not that well-received by some. Rumor has it that Eisenberg was supposed to appear in Justice League as well, but with all the news about these reshoots, Luthor's part in the story ended up on the cutting room floor.

According to Batman on Film, Eisenberg won't be in the movie at all, and if he did shoot anything, those parts were definitely cut. Here's the actual quote:

"He doesn't have one. If he did prior to all the changes/reshoots, it was cut."

For now we should just take this news with a grain of salt, but BoF has been considered a reliable source before.

In the extended cut of BvS, it was revealed that Luthor was the one who had made contact with Steppenwolf, and the entire conflict happening in Justice League will be because of him. Luthor's part being cut in the film could just be a way to say that Eisenberg didn't really have a huge role at all, but we'll never really know until someone from the production opens up.

A lot of fans were really confused with how awkward Eisenberg's Lex was in the movie, with him not being cool and calculated, but more maniacal and crazy like Heath Ledger's Joker. Some are guessing that Eisenberg's Luthor was actually a red herring, and the real Luthor will be his father who has yet to be introduced in the DCEU.

I'm hoping Lex Sr. will be played by Breaking Bad's absolutely brilliant Bryan Cranston—if Lex Sr. is going to appear, that is.

Justice League hits theaters Nov. 17.

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