According to their 2017 movie press kit, Warner Bros. has confirmed that two famous DC characters will be appearing in the upcoming Justice League movie.
The kit states that Jesse Eisenberg will have a featured role in the film, which means that Lex Luthor will be reprising his role. The kit also announced that Queen Hippolyta will be in the film, with Connie Nielson reprising the role from the upcoming Wonder Woman stand-alone.
Lex Luthor had a starring role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this past year. Eisenberg's portrayal of the character was met with mixed feelings from fans an critics, but the folks over at DC seemed to like his performance.
The actor had teased his return in Justice League, but the studio, nor the creative team, had anything to say regarding his future. Last time audiences saw Luthor, he was taken to the infamous Belle Reve prison.
While audiences haven't see Queen Hippolyta in a DC film yet, they will be getting their first taste in June's Wonder Woman. The mother of Wonder Woman reigns supreme over the land of Themyscira, and it looks like either she, or her country, will have a part to play in the Justice League story.
Check out the official synopsis for Justice League below:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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