As rumors continue to swirl around the directorial shakeups and extensive reshoots on Justice League, we're now hearing that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor may have had his scenes cut from the film.
Batman-On-Film's Bill "Jett" Ramey was answering fan mail and providing supposed insider knowledge of \what's happening with the DC Extended Universe, and one of the questions had to do with how big Eisenberg's role in Justice League is. According to Ramey, "He doesn’t have one. If he did prior to all the changes/reshoots, it was cut."
While this news isn't all that interesting in and of itself -- it's not like Eisenberg had a lot of support for his version of Lex Luthor -- it does raise more speculation about what kind of state Justice League is in right now.
In the last few weeks, we've heard more and more rumors that suggest the initial reports about Joss Whedon's role stepping in for Zack Snyder weren't as minimal or smooth as Warner Bros. and DC Films tried to indicate.
There have been reports that hectic reshoot schedules and an inflating budget are being downplayed, and that Whedon is actually doing significant reshoots to lighten the tone and will completely change the ending of the film. You even have stars like Ben Affleck going out in the press and calling the film "an interesting product of two directors."
Even though DC and Warner Bros. executives continue to try to sell the idea that everything is fine with Justice League, it seems that all the other rumors and evidence point to the contrary. If these reshoots go so far as cutting entire characters like Lex Luthor from the film, it certainly suggests that Whedon's Justice League is going to be significantly different than Snyder's.
We'll find out if the DCEU gets a big win, or a big loss, when Justice League hits theaters on November 17th.