Eisenberg: BvS Will Explore "Sophisticated and Important Themes" Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
September 25, 2015
During an interview with WEGOTTHISCOVERED.COM (for his new novel), Jesse Eisenberg -- who plays Lex Luthor in the film -- again sung the praises of screenwriter Chris Terrio, as well as the tone and themes of the film. Check it out...
"Since everyone here is obviously interested in writing in some capacity, I'll tell you that the man that wrote the movie, Chris Terrio, is absolutely phenomenal. He also wrote ARGO. He's such a brilliant guy, so well read. He's interested in very sophisticated topics and discussions. So in BATMAN v SUPERMAN, even though it's a superhero movie, people who don't necessarily see films in that genre, like this crowd, will probably enjoy it. It discusses some very sophisticated and important themes"
Just more confirmation that BvS -- and the DCEU -- is going to be different from other comic book cinematic universes. Also, the fact that Chris Terrio is part of the DCEU think-tank/trust is more than comforting.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.