‘Batman V Superman’ Is ‘Not A Cartoonish Superhero Movie,’ According To Jesse Eisenberg

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been in some form of production for years now. We’ve been waiting for it eagerly, as trailers have been sprinkled throughout the media over time. But now we are starting to get the real rounds of interviews with the cast and crew that give us insight into the film that we couldn’t get before from just a trailer. Enter Jesse Eisenberg.

There are two large goals that Batman v Superman wants to accomplish:

  1. Break away from the MCU tonality and establish both a young and old fanbase.
  2. Up the ante from Man of Steel.

First, DC is making a hard push to angle its new tent pole films as dark, brooding and grown up. And the cast is on board with this strategy, as well. Here’s what Jesse Eisenberg told GamesRadar:

“So this movie is not a cartoonish superhero movie, it’s this very serious, well-acted, well-written, well-directed movie. It’s really phenomenal.”

Eisenberg also taps into the film’s screenwriter, Chris Terrio:

“It was written by this guy Chris Terrio, this is his next movie after Argo, who is just this brilliant writer of characters.”

By hitting on Terrio’s Argo and talent for writing established characters, Eisenberg is pushing an angle that is, honestly, a damn good one. This movie has talent behind it. Whether the viewer likes Snyder or not, the cast, screenwriters (with the talented David S. Goyer attached as co-writer) and production crew seem to have made a film worth boasting.

(Via GamesRadar / The Today Show)