One thing is for certain, fans loved Warner Bros.' special Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice presentation at Comic-Con this past Saturday. But the same can't be said in reverse, as one star lashes out at the convention in retrospect. Jesse Eisenberg channeled his best Lex Luthor impression while speaking about the Q&A event that took place in Hall H, and the autograph session that followed. Promoting his new movie The End of the Tour, he even went as far as to compare the event to the deliberate killing of a large group of people. He told Yahoo that the experience was on par with genocide. Harsh words? Yes. But he stands firm on his comments.
"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."
Jesse Eisenberg next turned his decidedly negative attitude towards journalists and their craft. In The End of the Tour, he plays journalist David Lipsky, who interviews David Foster Wallace about his novel "Infinite Jest" over the course of one long weekend, which leads up to the acclaimed author's death. Jesse Eisenberg certainly doesn't have anything nice to say about the reporters covering Comic-Con.
"Yes, I have never been on the other side, on your side of journalism. I have normally been the victim so I worked with the guy who I play, I play a real person, David Lipsky. I interviewed him. He taught me how to interview and what his process is like and now I understand the pariahs that you guys are."
What do you think about Jesse Eisenberg comparing Comic-Con to genocide? Is it a little harsh? Talk to anyone who has covered Comic-Con for a number of years, and they will often compare it to being at war. That's a little elevated, since no one has ever died at Comic-Con. Back in 2010, someone got stabbed in the eye with a pencil. But that's as far as the violence has ever escalated. Jesse Eisenberg can be seen starring as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when it opens next March.