Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Jesse Eisenberg has weighed in on a possible DC return for him in the role of villain Lex Luthor.
The Zombieland star first played Luthor in the 2016 movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, and directed by Zack Snyder. He reprised his role briefly in 2017's Justice League.
"I'd be shocked if I wound up in a DC movie, but it would be a pleasant shock," Eisenberg recently told Deadline.
The actor admitted to not being a comic book fan, revealing he thought the part was a great role in a "really commercial" movie.
"Listen, I'm not a comic book fan. To me, it was not playing a role that I'd envisioned since childhood. To me, it was a chance to play this great character that this great writer wrote, and I loved doing that," Eisenberg said.
"So, to play it is a joy, and to not play it isn't something that I'm going to be ashamed to tell my kids about, because that is not an important genre in my life, even though I loved doing that movie."
Eisenberg's directorial feature debut, When You Finish Saving the World, is currently doing the festival circuit after premiering at Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year.
The dramedy stars Julianne Moore and Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard as a mother-son duo constantly butting heads about their different views of the world.
Next, the Vivarium actor will write and direct drama A Real Pain, starring Succession's Kieran Culkin. He and Eisenberg are set to play estranged cousins who travel to Poland after their grandmother dies, ending up joining a Holocaust tour.
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