Jesse Eisenberg: BvS "Is Not A Cartoonish Superhero Movie" Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
September 8, 2015
Look, I know Mr. Eisenberg’s comments on TODAY is NOT a shot at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but more of an affirmation that Warner Bros. is simply doing things “their own way” when it comes to the DC EXTENDED UNIVERSE – as they should. However, it seems that some MCU fans have got their panties in a knot claiming Mr. Eisenberg was dissing all the MCU films. Not to be outdone, some DCEU fans are having an episode over Jesse’s comments stressing out that BvS is “too serious” and not “comic-booky” enough.
So what did he say? Well, he simply sings the praises of BvS screenwriter Chris Terrio (ARGO) and how BvS isn’t basically thrown together simply scream “It’s Batman fighting Superman and let’s make some GD money dammit!” Check it out…
"It was written by this guy, Chris Terrio. This is like his first movie after ARGO. He's just this brilliant writer of characters, so this movie is not this kind of cartoonish superhero movie. It is very serious, well-acted, well-written, and well-directed movie. It's really phenomenal!"
You can watch the full interview below and I want to read JE’s new book – for real. I think I like his brand of humor. And to borrow a line from Robert Downey, Jr., "F Marvel Comics!" (Though he said "DC" and not "Marvel" - but I agree with him in reverse spirit.)
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.