For anyone that has ever been to San Diego Comic-Con, it can be an absolutely exhausting yet exhilarating experience. Not only do you get no sleep and find yourself running around and interacting with thousands of people, but you experience some of the best things possible. It can make or break a person’s career, and Jesse Eisenberg may have just done the latter by comparing it to genocide.
Eisenberg is taking on the role of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many fans have been skeptical. At Comic-Con, the second trailer for the film was released and showed a lot more footage of Eisenberg in character.
The actor happened to be at Comic-Con this past weekend to promote the film, and now all of the hoopla has died down some. With that, he’s expressed his feelings on the experience of Comic-Con and they was less than flattering, per Variety.
“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Since the comment was uttered by Eisenberg, fans have called him out on it and are seriously on his case about it. He was at Comic-Con promote one of the most anticipated movies of next year and to win over some of the most fickle fans in the world.
Not only did Eisenberg offend many comic book fans, but people are all over his case for comparing Comic-Con to such a horrible occurrence.
— James Marsh (@jamesmarsh83) July 14, 2015
Others are defending his comments and saying that he has a “social anxiety problem” which leads him to freak out in large crowds. He has stated that on numerous occasions, but his comparison is still rather strange.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is just one of many films that got some big-time press at Comic-Con as fans await a huge movie schedule in the coming years. Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and countless others are on the slate, but Batman v Superman is near the top.
Entertainment Weekly tried to get a comment from either Eisenberg or his rep, but there was none to come.
Jesse Eisenberg is just one of many stars in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice along with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, and many more. Hopefully, his comment about Comic-Con being like “genocide” won’t affect others or even him as fans take to him as Lex Luthor.
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