Jesse Eisenberg says Comic-Con was like 'some kind of genocide'

Jesse Eisenberg Compares Comic-Con to Genocide

By Variety

No one has ever accused San Diego Comic-Con of being a calm affair, but Jesse Eisenberg had an interesting choice of words in describing last weekend's convention.

"It is like being screamed at by thousands of people," Eisenberg told the Associated Press of Comic-Con on Monday while at the "End of Tour" premiere. "I don't know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can't think of anything that's equivalent."

Fans have since called the actor out on his comment. It's no surprise that Eisenberg was a lighting rod for attention at the convention, though — he was there to promote one of the most highly anticipated movies of next year, Warner Bros.' "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," where he plays the evil Lex Luthor. The film debuted a new trailer at the confab that has since generated a ton of buzz on the Internet, generating more than 18.6 million views on YouTube and 17.7 million views on Facebook.

"Batman v Superman," also starring Henry Cavil as the Man of Steel, Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. Eisenberg's reps did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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