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It's safe to say that Jesse Eisenberg and his role in the upcoming [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) as villain Lex Luthor have been met with mixed reactions from fans for a number of reasons.

The casting has been controversial from the start, and Eisenberg didn't do himself any favors earlier this summer when, speaking at Comic-Con, he compared the experience of dealing with comic book fans to "genocide," a remark taken out of context that was quickly blown up by the media and fans alike.

So it was nice to hear a new interview on the Today show in which Eisenberg gushed about the film, particularly that it's not a 'cartoonish superhero movie.'

If you don't have time to watch the video, the text from that part of the interview is below:

Yes, it is like the most incredible character. 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 and well acted, well written, well directed movie. It's really phenomenal!

Now, Marvel fans are immediately going to bristle and think he's throwing shade at Marvel movies, but if you watch the interview, that doesn't appear to be the case. He's simply in love with the movie and how it's coming together and that's a great thing to see.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.


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