Unless you’re a fanboy oblivious to the film’s (many) flaws, it’s generally agreed upon that “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” missed the mark. Certainly, Warner Bros. current superhero shakeup at executive and creative levels is an indication they weren’t pleased, even if they publicly keep up a good front, just like everyone who was involved in the movie. Well, except for Jeremy Irons, who plays Alfred, and he completely agrees with the critical lashing ‘Dawn Of Justice’ took.
“Deservedly so. I mean it took [$800 million at the box office], so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…It was very muddled,” he admitted to the Daily Mail, though he promises some improvement with “Justice League.”
“I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear,” he said. Well, at least that’s some measure of hope that the franchise can’t get much worse and is headed toward something more coherent.
Meanwhile, it looks like we haven’t seen the last of Jesse Eisenberg’s ADD-addled Lex Luthor. Speaking at MCM London Comic Con (via Digital Spy), the actor teased that he would be back in “Justice League,” though he naturally tried not to spill too many details.
“I’m kind of in wait. They just started filming ‘Justice League,’ so I’m kind of like waiting for my crack at it,” he said. “I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, because I feel like there’s probably some drone following me from DC, and if I say anything wrong I get, you know, picked off.”
It was just a couple of months ago when Eisenberg stated he wasn’t sure if he’d be back, but he seems a bit more certain now, while staying cautious about confirming anything. And let’s hope that like the rest of “Justice League,” the character has a clear motivation for being there.
The leaner, more straightforward “Justice League Part One” opens on November 17, 2017.