BATMAN V. SUPERMAN's Jesse Eisenberg Clarifies His Comic-Con "Genocide" Comments

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN's Jesse Eisenberg Clarifies His Comic-Con "Genocide" Comments

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN's Jesse Eisenberg Clarifies His Comic-Con "Genocide" Comments

Yesterday, Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice star Jesse Eisenberg found himself in hot water after he likened his experience at Comic-Con to "some kind of genocide." Well, in a separate interview, Eisenberg took a few moments to clarify.. Come check it out!


"Hell hath no fury like a nerd scorned."

Yesterday, Jesse Eisenberg (American Ultra) made a few Lex Luthor-esque comments when asked to describe his experience at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Long story short, he more or less compared "being screamed at by thousands of people" to "some kind of genocide." For people familiar with Eisenberg's style and/or mannerisms, the comments should probably not have been taken too seriously, but for a passionate fanbase, many of whom waited all Friday night to see the Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice cast assembled for the first time in public, these seemingly brutal comments weren't going to be just swept under the rug.

Time for some damage control.

In a separate interview on Tuesday morning, the Academy Award-nominted actor further explained his initial comments: "Maybe on some cellular memory level, that's the only thing that seems like an equivalent social experience... Even if they're saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it's horrifying." Looking at it from Eisenberg's point of view, getting screamed at by thousands and thousands of people doesn't exactly sound like an ideal Saturday afternoon.

Despite clarifying his comments once, fans still weren't too thrilled with him and so, on Tuesday night, Eisenberg spoke with the Associated Press for a third time to expand on his comments even further: "I of course was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced. I sometimes do employ that. I'm a normal person who has normal sensory experiences, so Comic-Con was very overwhelming for me. That said, it was really an honor to be on that end of such jubilation." He also added that it was "wonderful" to be involved in something so beloved and highly anticipated after being apart of projects that "no one loves and no one anticipates." The overwhelming love the Batman v. Superman panel received on Saturday morning seems to have caught the film's big bad seriously off-guard: "That people are excited about it in that way is unheard of and thrilling." 

His extended explanation does seem genuine, but what do you guys think? Forgive him? Sound off with your thoughts below!


“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.



Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature:
Director: Zack Snyder
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves
Harry Lennix as General Swanwick
Christina Wren as Captain Carrie Farris
Scoot McNairy in an unspecified role
Callan Mulvey in an unspecified role
Jena Malone in an unspecified role
Holly Hunter in an unspecified role
 
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016

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