Jesse Eisenberg Denies Rumors He Was Slated To Cameo In ‘The Batman’

Jesse Eisenberg was cast to play Lex Luthor in the Zack Snyder film ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and would reprise the role in both the theatrical and director’s cut of ‘Justice League.’ With confusion on which direction DC Comics and Warner Media will take its DCEU franchise, this led to rumors that Eisenberg would cameo as the master criminal in ‘The Batman,’ an upcoming film starring Robert Pattinson as the Gotham City vigilante.
Eisenberg seemingly put those rumors to rest when he denied that he had been contacted by ‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves about returning as the Lex Corp founder.
“Oh, yeah,” he said according to Digital Spy. “Yeah, of course. Also, if there were [plans], I didn’t know about them. Otherwise, I’d have some great material, but I didn’t know about it!”
When asked if he would ever reprise the role, he responded, “Umm… I’m probably the last person to know the answer to that question because I don’t know how they make those decisions.”
“You know, my background is in theater where you do a play 200 times and you feel like you’re just getting the hang of it by the last performance. I would love to play any character again,” he continued. “After a movie ends, the actors usually turn to each other and say, ‘Oh, now I finally know what I’m doing and I understand what my purpose [was].’
Eisenberg added, “Actors, in my experience, do like playing roles again but that particular one is just not up to me.”
It does seem that ‘The Batman’ will primarily focus on characters native to Gotham City, based on the trailer and casting confirmations. Zoë Kravitz will portray Catwoman, Colin Farrell is playing the Penguin, and Paul Dano will portray Riddler, a role that was rumored to go to Eisenberg in the early days of what fans call the SnyderVerse. strives to be an apolitical, balanced and based pop culture news outlet. However, our contributors are entitled to their individual opinions. Author opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of our video hosts, other site contributors, site editors, affiliates, sponsors or advertisers. This website contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. We disclaim products or services we have received for review purposes, as well as sponsored posts.

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Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey
Jacob Airey is an author, nerd, movie reviewer, and pop culture critic. He started this website in 2012 where he covers a vast variety of topics including film, TV, anime, and faith. He also hosts the YouTube vidcast StudioJake.

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