Do we already know where Superman's arch-nemesis will appear next?
Deadline is reporting that Jesse Eisenberg, who will portray Lex Luthor in 2016's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, could bring his talents to DC's all-villain action romp Suicide Squad the same year. Other actors rumored to be joining the team of supervillains turned government task force include Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and Margot Robbie, though no official casting has been announced.
No word is given on to Luthor's role on the team, though Newsarama is quick to point out that Luthor is too high profile a villain to be a mere, "foot soldier." It's easy to imagine Luthor as the strategist behind the Squad, their Batman so to speak. I can even see him as the secret puppet-master controlling The Squad, much like his turn as Mockingbird in the excellent 2005 Villain's United comic series.
Only time will tell!
[Suicide Squad](movie:2283363), directed by David Ayer, will be released by Warner Bros. in 2016.
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