While promoting his latest film American Ultra, Jesse Eisenberg took some time to once again praise the screenwriter and director of his upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"You know, the script is phenomenal. Written by Chris Terrio, who is just brilliant. And Zack Synder is just visually, masterful," Eisenberg told Collider. "And I think everything that’s been released and parsed within an in of its life has been received so well."
Even though Batman v Superman is a massive film, Eisenberg says Snyder did an excellent job of making it feel as intimate like a film with less public scrutiny and a smaller budget. "The way he shoots things – at least, insofar as my scenes were concerned – was very specifically and very simply a lot of my scenes are dialogue driven and it felt like I was on any other kind of intimate movie set," Eisenberg said. "So watching that trailer for the first time, was when I really got a good sense of the overall movie, the look, and I thought it was really incredible. The environment on the set is one of respect and intimacy and allows the actors to do what actors do well even in the context of this huge and larger scope. And the production."
Eisenberg has been most surprised at how much of the film has already been analyzed by fans just based on a small portion of footage that has been released via trailers. "I’ve never been involved for something that is parsed to this degree," he disclosed. "Whether it be something that someone says that has some tangential relation to the movie or the trailer images that are released. It was initially surprising and fortunately the movie is really wonderful. So when people are parsing what the individuals images maybe be, the takeaway is how interesting the movie looks and how wonderful it is."
In Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 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.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.