We still have nearly a year and a half until Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters, but it's clear that this superhero adventure is just the start of the massive DC Comics movie universe. Warner Bros. and DC announced their slate of upcoming releases back in October, which includes Suicide Squad, a two-part Justice League movie and stand-alone adventures for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam!, Cyborg and Green Lantern. Variety recently caught up with Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice villain Lex Luthor, and asked if he would be willing to reprise his role in a Superman sequel. Here's what he had to say below.
"I would love to. It's a great group and director, and the most ideal character to play."
The actor is currently filming Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, with the first cast photo revealing the actor sporting a look that hints he recently shaved his head, most likely for the Lex Luthor role. A report from June revealed that the actor was seen sporting, "a long, straight, surfer mop" of blonde hair, but that was towards the beginning of the production, with a September report hinting that the actor did in fact shave his scalp. When asked if he still has a bald dome, the actor replied:
"I can't say anything about this stuff. They want all this to be a surprise."
He also added that he never was a fan of Superman as a child, and that he only recently caught up with the Superman movies to get context for his role:
"Oh, just to understand the context of this one. But no, not as a child."
As far as Jesse Eisenberg returning as Lex Luthor, it has been rumored that he will reprise his role in Warner Bros. Suicide Squad, which starts production this April in Toronto. New plot details that were leaked earlier this week reveal that the Suicide Squad's mission is to stop Lex Luthor from buying "bio weaponry" from a gang of terrorists, although those details have yet to be confirmed either. Would you like to see Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Suicide Squad or other future Warner Bros/DC movies? Chime in with your thoughts below.