Jesse Eisenberg speaks on whether he’s returning to play Lex Luthor

Eisenberg definitely had a unique take on the DC character

Jesse Eisenberg has spoken about whether he plans to make a return to his contentious take on DC villain Lex Luthor.

The actor first debuted as the seminal baddie in 2014’s ‘Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ and went on to appear for all over 30 seconds in the post-credits scene of ‘Justice League’.

Speaking to Variety at SXSW, Eisenberg was asked about whether he would reprise his role as Luthor despite the poor critical reception to the character: “I hope so. I mean, I have no idea is the truth. I love playing the character. Probably in terms of movie acting, it’s the most enjoyable character I’ve had the opportunity to play. So I would love to do it again.”

Speaking about whether he was meant to have a bigger part in ‘Justice League’ and the rumours that they cut Luthor from the main movie, the actor said: “No, no. Actually, on the contrary, they added some stuff.”

Justice League

Justice League

Meanwhile, further details about Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming origin movie about The Joker have emerged, with the film set to reportedly depict the villain as a failed stand-up comic.

Phillips will direct the new DC and Warner Bros.-made film, with Scorsese acting as an executive producer. Joaquin Phoenix is the current favourite to play the titular villain,although Leonardo DiCaprio has also been linked to the famous role.

The Joker was most recently portrayed by 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto, who took on the role in Suicide Squad. It’s likely that he’ll reprise the role in that movie’s sequel, as well as the Joker/Harley Quinn film that is currently in development.