Jesse Eisenberg Opens Up About Reprising His Role as Lex Luthor

Jesse Eisenberg Opens Up About Reprising His Role as Lex Luthor

Over the course of a few years, DC movies have earned an obscene amount of money. Obscene means about $4 billion. This amount is greater than the gross national income or GNP of 85 countries including Maldives, Monaco, and Bermuda. With that said, it is unsurprising why the comic-book company and the production studios behind the movies have decided to expand the universe  – DCEU or DC expanded the universe.

DC fans are both excited and tentative about the expansion. For instance, there is a question of whether or not several actors are returning to their roles. Thankfully, one of them has spoken out about the possibility of signing on to another DC film.

In an interview with Variety to promote his latest film “The World Before Your Feet,”  Jesse Eisenberg explained the possibility of him returning to the role. According to the actor, who played Lex Luthor in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” and Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network,” he doesn’t have any idea whether or not he would be returning to the franchise. He, however, enjoyed playing Luthor and is very much willing to come back:

“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. But I don’t know what their slate is. If you have any pull, please use it.” explained Eisenberg.

Consequently, Eisenberg also gushed about his latest project, “The World Before Your Feet“. The documentary follows the real experiences of Matt Green – a man who has spent six years walking on every street in New York – totaling 8000 miles. Eisenberg produced the movie that is currently showing in this year’s SWSX.

Eisenberg explains that he is drawn to the movie because it is basically a love letter to a city that is near and dear to his heart:

“It was such an unusual project. On one hand, it’s this fantastic tour of New York City. But more than that, its central character has this unusual relationship to his environment. He’s simultaneously a tourist and a philosopher.”

The actor and now producer reveals that he has met the real Matt Green. He has walked with him and was subsequently amazed by how much knowledge Green has of New York City:

“I walked with Matt Green. His knowledge about the specifics of New York City is so unbelievable, whether it be why a fire hydrant is this color to why graffiti on this street matches graffiti in Green Point, Brooklyn because the artist has a cousin and they do a similar tag. One of the points Matt makes in the movie is you could live on 16th street and never see what happened on 17th street. It’s because of the concentration.”

“The World Before Your Feet” premiered a few days ago on March 10 and was directed by Jeremy Workman.

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