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Jesse Eisenberg May Return As Lex Luthor In ‘Suicide Squad’

Jesse Eisenberg May Return As Lex Luthor In 'Suicide Squad'

Warner Bros. isn’t wasting a moment in turning the wheels on their DC Comics movie universe. The hunt is on for a female director to helm “Wonder Womanwith a number of candidates in the mix, and now they are ensuring the Marvel-style world building takes place as they set the blockbuster path to 2020.

Deadline reports that discussions are underway for Jesse Eisenberg to reprise his role of Lex Luthor in David Ayer‘s “Suicide Squad.” So I guess, spoiler alert, he doesn’t die in “Superman v. Batman: Dawn Of Justice.” Then again, nobody ever really dies in comic book movies these days. But it’s easy to see why WB wants to keep the actor, and more importantly, the character, around. He’s one of Superman’s key enemies, but not only that, in the “The Doomsday Protocol” run of comics, he organizes the Suicide Squad to recruit Doomsday (rumored as the baddie for “Justice League“) to fight Imperiex. So, perhaps the movie is getting inspiration from there?

Meanwhile, Will Smith and Tom Hardy, both said to be receiving offers for the movie, aren’t locked in just yet, though Margot Robbie appears to be. And it seems there is less whispering about Ryan Gosling. With production slated to begin next spring, it’s only a matter of time before things get firmed up.

Thoughts? Leave ’em below. “Suicide Squad” arrives on August 5, 2016.

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