Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor Jesse Eisenberg is on a major damage control spree post some negative comments he made recently about the San Diego Comic-Con.
In an interview with Associated Press on Monday, the actor who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming superhero flick, was decidedly negative about his experience at the popular event. "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 stated. (via ComicBookMovie)
While Eisenberg did not really mean it to be taken seriously, his comments blew up on the internet attracting a lot of criticism among fans.
So, in a separate interview on Tuesday morning, the 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."
Clearly, The Social Network star does not really enjoy the mass attention from screaming fans, or maybe he is just not that used to it yet -- which he explained in his third interview on the matter, on Tuesday night.
"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 honour to be on that end of such jubilation," he said.
Eisenberg noted that it was "wonderful" to be involved in something so beloved and highly anticipated after being a part of projects that "no one loves and no one anticipates".
The mass hysteria that the Batman v Superman panel received on Saturday morning seems to have caught the Lex Luthor actor seriously off-guard: "That people are excited about it in that way is unheard of and thrilling."