Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con experience to 'some kind of genocide'

Though Jesse Eisenberg was promoting his movie "The End of the Tour," he may have let some of his character from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," villain Lex Luthor, slip out when he compared the advancing crowd at Comic-Con to "genocide."

"My time at Comic-Con was ... I guess it's like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don't know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of, you know, genocide. I can't think of anything that's equivalent," Eisenberg said on the pressline for "The End of the Tour," via Associated Press. 

The crowds at Comic-Con are often encompassing and overzealous, as the participants to a "Game of Thrones" autograph session can probably attest to, but Eisenberg seems to have a wildly negative attitude about the whole experience. We wonder what changed since his 2009 Comic-Con appearance promoting his movie "Zombieland." 

In a 2008 interview, "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson called the crowds "terrifying," comparing the crowd noise to "the sound you'd hear at the gates of hell."

"It's that noise. When you can't hear where it's coming from it's the most terrifying sound," said Pattinson.

Pattinson, though rattled, did not seem as against the experience as Eisenberg.

"The End of the Tour," which also stars Mamie Gummer, Anna Chlumsky, Jason Segel and Joan Cusack, has Eisenberg portraying Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky as he interviews novelist David Foster Wallace, who wrote the popular novel "Infinite Jest."

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