Rumor: Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor No Longer In The Justice League Movie

The Justice League movie has seen a lot of changes ever since Joss Whedon took over as director. Since Zack Snyder had to depart due to personal reasons, major reshoots have taken place. The extra scenes may have caused several scenes to be deleted entirely.

According to a Q&A by Batman-On-Film (via Batman News), Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor may have been cut from the film. Someone asked if he was still in the movie. They replied with: "He doesn't have one. If he did prior to all the changes/reshoots, it was cut."

Eisenberg's portrayal as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was critically panned. He acted more like the Ridder than Lex Luthor. Not to mention the film itself was not all that well received either. That being said, cutting out Luthor in the Justice League movie removes a mini story arc that was left behind in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

At the end of Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor was the only person that knew Steppenwolf was coming to Earth. He warned Batman that a new villain was about to come. Maybe the scenes involving Luthor will now be included as deleted scenes once the Blu-ray release of Justice League comes out next year.

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Hopefully Warner Bros. allows viewers to watch an alternate version of the Justice League movie in the future. The theatrical release will show the movie that Whedon has shot. It will be interesting to see what Snyder's original vision of the movie was going to be like. Anyway, the movie is out this November. After the success of Wonder Woman earlier this year, hopes are high that this could be good too.

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