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Friday, October 24, 2014

Will Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Appear In 'Suicide Squad'?

Suicide Squad, the David Ayer-helmed film that's expected to follow on the heels of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, seemed like an initially odd fit for Warner Bros. massive DC Universe movie slate. The concept, a group of super-villains being recruited by a government task force to take on clandestine (and deadly) missions with a promise of a pardon if they survive, is a great one. But, after the load-bearing world building that will occur in Batman v Superman, it was a bit of a surprise that the next film would seemingly go a good deal smaller with fewer outright DC Universe references.

Deadline is reporting that this might not necessarily be the case, as Jesse Eisenberg is entering negotiations to appear in the film. We know that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie are all being pursued for the ensemble piece as well, so this clearly means that WB is thinking quite big for all of their films.

Eisenberg's schedule might be a little problematic, as he already has Now You See Me 2 lined up for a 2016 release, along with a possible shooting conflict with the latest Todd Phillips feature Arms and the Dudes, it could be tough, but they may throw some serious cash Eisenberg's way if they have to in order to secure his services for the film.

Either way, sounds like we'll have a villain survive another day in Batman v Superman, I'm okay with that.
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