Jesse Eisenberg on why he hasn’t supported the Snyder Cut
The Justice League Snyder Cut is one of those amazing kinda-true myths that refuses to die. Most everyone involved has thrown their support to the alternate version, including Ben Affleck, Jason Mamoa and Gal Gadot, but one person who hasn’t been as vocal is Lex Luthor himself, Jesse Eisenberg. In a recent interview with Toronto Sun, the Zombieland: Double Tap star finally discussed his feelings on the matter and his response to the Snyder Cut was decidedly… positive-ish.
“I’m not sure because I don’t watch anything I’ve been in, and I haven’t seen either ‘Batman v Superman’ or ‘Justice League,'” Eisenberg explained. “I know that I had a smaller part in one of them but I get pretty uncomfortable watching myself. So I’m not aware of a Snyder Cut.”
“I’m not part of — I don’t even know what to call it — the movement,” he continued. “I like Zack Snyder and I worked with him for a while just by virtue of these movies taking so long to film. I love his style and aesthetic and if there’s a movie he wanted to see released, I’m sure it would be great.”
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Affleck as Batman, Cavill as Superman, Gadot as Wonder Woman, Momoa as Aquaman, Miller as The Flash, Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Zack Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.