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While it's been two years since the release of Justice League, the desire to see the true vision of director Zack Snyder in the form of his edit of Justice League has not died down. Snyder himself has teased us with a lot of images and ideas regarding what that movie might have been, but Jesse Eisenberg, who played Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and appeared briefly in Justice League, says he'd be interested in seeing the Snyder Cut, because it would mean seeing more of his own performance.
It seems that Jesse Eisenberg was only recently made aware that the #ReleasetheSnyderCut Movement was even a thing, and but as far as the idea of allowing people to see the vision that Zack Snyder had for the movie, he agrees that opportunity would be cool. He's also in favor of releasing the Snyder Cut because he says it would likely include additional footage of his performance. Eisnberg says...
Oh, is that the feeling behind it? Okay, well, I guess that would be a cool thing to see, right? I might be in another scene of it, so sure, yeah. Because I did some scenes that I think are not in the movie, but I haven't seen the movie.
One shouldn't read anything into the fact that Jesse Eisenberg admits he hasn't actually ever seen Justice League. He tells Yahoo that he never watches any of his own movies. He's far from the only actor who reacts that way to their own performances.
Jesse Eisenberg appears in a post-credits scene in Justice League that appears designed to set up a future battle between the heroes and a Luthor-led Legion of Doom. It follows from a scene where we learn that Luthor has escaped from his confinement that he found himself in at the end of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
At this point, seeing more Lex Luthor in a hypothetical Snyder Cut seems to be about the only way we're going to see more of Jesse Eisenberg's character at all. While the actor has made it clear he'd love to play Lex Luthor again, even he has resigned himself to the fact that seems quite unlikely at this point.
The Release the Snyder Cut movement reached a fever pitch this week when WarnerMedia did its grand unveiling of the upcoming HBO Max streaming service. There was a hope from many that the service might announce the alternate cut of Justice League as part of the service, but the event went by without much mention of DC Comics properties at all, at least on the movie side of things.
The fans who want to see that version of the film don't look like they're ready to give up yet, so this almost certainly won't be the last we hear of it. What's unclear is if anybody at Warner Bros. is even listening.