In one of the key scenes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor ventured into some alien goop, did some nasty stuff with Zod's blood, created Doomsday, and also somehow signaled the arrival of villain, Steppenwolf. So a productive day all around. After accomplishing all of that it seemed obvious Luthor would return for Justice League, but he has played close to the vest when asked about it. Well now we know the answer, and Superman's nemesis is will indeed be stirring up trouble again.
Justice League may not arrive until the fall but Warner Bros. already dropped a preview featuring the complete cast. Most of it we already know, such as Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and more, but we also learned that Eisenberg's Luthor will be involved. Here's the full breakdown, and sorry, but yes Zack Snyder is still listed on there as director. Whomp whomp.
You'll notice that Connie Nielsen is also listed, meaning her role as Queen Hippolyta in Wonder Woman will be carrying over. We also see William Dafoe is officially on board as Aquaman villain Nuidus Vulko. There are a couple of names missing, such a Ciaran Hinds who is expected to play Steppenwolf, and Amber Heard as Aquaman's wife, Mera. We may also see Kiersey Clemens as Iris West, but given the production issues on The Flash that may not happen.
As for Luthor, I have a feeling his role will be minor in order to save him as a central threat later on. I'm particularly interested in seeing his reaction to Superman's death and eventual return.
Justice League opens November 17th 2017.