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‘Felt Very Personal About it’: Batman V Superman Actor Jesse Eisenberg Says He Didn’t Like DC Fans Blasting Him for His Lex Luthor Portrayal

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Appearing in an interview, recently The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg revealed his thoughts on the hate received by his character in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jesse Eisenberg played the iconic villain Lex Luthor in the DC Movie. According to him, the hate received by his character and role in Dawn of Justice felt way more personal to him as he devoted a lot of time and effort to that role. Dawn of Justice was the second movie in the DCEU and featured two of the greatest personalities of DC, Superman and Batman going against each other.

Jesse Eisenberg speaks about Dawn of Justice
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

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Injustice to Jesse Eisenberg?

Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice was entirely a new approach being tried to be taken by Warner Bros. and DC to set up a vast cinematic universe of themselves, just like their rival MCU. Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie held really big ambitions as for the first time Batman(Ben Affleck) and Superman(Henry Cavill) were shown together in live action. But things didn’t turn out as expected and were met with widespread criticism.

Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice
Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice turned out to be a major disappointment

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Eisenberg said that the hate he received was very personal. He elaborated that he really thought and worked on his character very much and thus he didn’t like when people hated it.

“I felt very personal about it,” he said. “The writer, Chris Terrio, is a very serious writer, and he’s a very emotional person. He thought a lot about my character, and I thought a lot about my character too. I talked with my acting coach about the character a lot, about his backstory with his father and his emotional life—and then people hate me.”

Dawn of Justice also gathered several negative reviews due to the tonality of the movie and also the main plot. Holding a rating of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, it can be said that the movie was not as successful in giving a smooth start to DCEU as expected.

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Jesse Eisenberg is open to returning in future

Jesse Eisenberg is open to returning in DC
Jesse Eisenberg is open to returning to DC

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Even though Jesse Eisenberg is not a comic book fan, he confessed that he will feel amazing if he gets another DC movie. He added that he will actually feel shocked by the news but that will be a pleasant shock to him:

“I’d be shocked if I wound up in a DC movie, but it would be a pleasant shock”

Following that when the actor was asked if he was open to returning to any other superhero project, he confidently answered that he is open to returning to this genre as he loves to try doing different roles:

“Yeah. Because as an actor, you do all kinds of different things, and sometimes great roles show up in really commercial things and sometimes terrible roles show up in independent films.”

Eisenberg’s last appearance was in the post-credits scene of Justice League and as we all know the fate of that movie and the state of DCEU after its release, it’s tough to say if we can spot him as Lex Luthor again in DCEU.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice can be streamed on HBO Max.

Source: Deadline

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.