Update 7/15: Jesse Eisenberg has clarified his comments to Associated Press saying, “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.”
You can practically hear the palms hitting the faces of Warner Bros. executives at the moment. Over the weekend, they seemingly turned the tide of geek opinion with the new trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,“ which was unleashed at San Diego Comic-Con. And pretty much the whole cast was on hand smiling and waving at the cameras and fans, but it seems one actor couldn’t wait to get out of there.
Jesse Eisenberg, now doing the rounds for the David Foster Wallace road trip movie “End Of The Tour,” spoke at the premiere of that film about his experience in San Diego. And the actor certainly knows his way around hyperbole. “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,” he said, clearly never having attended a sporting event.
It’s certainly an unfortunate choice of words at an even more unfortunate time, but Eisenberg does have eight months to apologize and get the fans back in his corner. [THR]