“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will address geopolitics in a way that is not “pretentious or esoteric,” Jesse Eisenberg said in a recent interview. The main plot of the movie revolves around a section of society, including Bruce Wayne and the government, fearing the god-like powers of the Man of Steel.
In a recent interview with Observer, Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) explained how script writer Chris Terrio wrote the script in a way to make it “more realistic.” The actor explained that this was done because the movie goers today have a better understanding of the “psychological motivations” of the characters.
Talking about the plot of the movie, Eisenberg said that the movie examines the question of how Superman can have so much power. The actor pointed out that similar questions are asked when we look at dictators and politicians with enormous power. “They’re addressing geopolitics in this movie and not in a way that’s pretentious or esoteric,” the actor said.
Eisenberg said that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” examines “sophisticated, philosophical themes” about power and control. The actor also added that this is what he has tried to do with his own writing. Eisenberg has been writing plays and has published a book titled “Bream Gives Me Hiccups.”
The actor also talked about his comment at a Comic-Con, where he had described his experience as “some kind of genocide.” Eisenberg accepted that it was his responsibility to keep his “guard up” and said that his attempt at a “self-deprecating joke” may have hurt the feelings of some people.
In a previous interview with Collider, Eisenberg said that he has never been involved in a project like his forthcoming Zack Snyder movie. Talking about the praise the pictures and trailers of the movie have received, the actor said that this shows how “interesting the movie looks and how wonderful it is.”
Eisenberg said that many of his scenes in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” mostly involved dialogues and it felt like an “intimate movie set.” The actor said that the environment on the production set was such that the actors were able to do their best.