Last month, production got under way on Justice League, which is set for release on November 17, 2017. We know that the main Justice League members will return, such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will be back, but we haven't heard much about what other characters will be returning. During a recent convention appearance, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg confirmed that his character Lex Luthor will in fact be back.
Many assumed that Lex Luthor would be back in some capacity after the events of Batman v Superman, where he was thrown in prison at the end of the movie. Digital Spy attended the MCM Comic Con in London this weekend, where the actor made an appearance and confirmed his return. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"They just started filming Justice League, so I'm kind of like waiting for my crack at it. 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."
We reported earlier this month that Jeremy Irons will also be back, reprising his Batman v Superman role as Alfred. Justice League Part 1 is shooting at Leavesden studios in southeast England, and will utilize on-location shoots in London and Iceland. It was originally rumored that Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2 will be shot at the same time, but that report was recently debunked. Warner Bros. has slated Justice League Part 1 for release on November 17, 2017, with Justice League Part 2 arriving in theaters on June 14, 2019. It isn't known when shooting will commence on Justice League Part 2, but we'll keep you posted with more details as soon as we have them.
New cast members who have signed on are J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Willem Dafoe, who recently signed on for a mystery role. Zack Snyder is returning to direct, working from a script by his Batman v Superman writer Chris Terrio. Batman v Superman featured a cryptic image of the iconic villain Darkseid's infamous Omega symbol, during one of Bruce Wayne's "Knightmare" sequences. It has long been rumored that Darkseid will be the primary villain in Justice League, but we don't know much about how he fits into the story quite yet. Stay tuned for more on Justice League as production continues.