Lex Luthor cut from Justice League

Jesse Eisenberg‘s manic portrayal of Lex Luthor was one of the most divisive aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s Lex Luthor. Regardless of fan response, one of DC’s most recognizable characters has to appear in a Justice League film…doesn’t he? Well, not necessarily.

A new rumor claims that, despite previous confirmation from Warner Bros. that he’d have a supporting role in the superhero sequel, Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor has been cut from Justice League in the wake of all of the recent changes to the film.
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Lex Luthor in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ever since Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) was cast in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans haven’t been quite sure what to make of the actor playing Lex Luthor. It’s a completely out-of-the-box choice, which, to me, is exciting. The glimpses of his performance in the Comic-Con trailer teased an eccentric take on the character, but a new piece of Batman v Superman viral marketing gives us a better idea of what to expect from the new Lex Luthor. Learn about Superman’s adversary after the jump.

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