It was already likely that director Zack Snyder and actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot would attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After all, they dazzled fans at last year’s event with a brief sneak peek of the movie. And now the film’s Lex Luthor, Jesse Eisenberg, has confirmed that he will be at the convention this year.
Speaking to Collider, Eisenberg confirmed his Comic-Con attendance, saying, “I’ll be there…I think I’m there for the hour I’m on the stage.”
Eisenberg was then asked which DC movie he’s looking forward to most, and rather than giving a direct answer, he simply expressed his admiration of Batman v Superman screenwriter Chris Terrio: “I like what this writer does, this guy Chris Terrio,” he said. “He wrote this movie we did and I just think he’s so great. He’s such a good writer. I like what he does with characters, I like what he does with wordplay and cleverness. I like anything he writes.”
After writing the Oscar-winning Argo, Terrio was hired by Warner Bros. to rework David Goyer’s draft of Batman v Superman. Terrio is also reportedly being eyed to write Justice League: Part One.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theatres on March 25, 2016.
Anthony Couto is a writer for IGN. If you’d like to discuss the DC Multiverse or Star Trek, chat with him on Twitter at @AnthCouto.