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Actor Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con to genocide

Jesse Eisenberg arrives at the LA Premiere of "The End of the Tour" at the Writers Guild Theater, on Monday, July 13, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesse Eisenberg’s Comic-Con experience apparently wasn’t a joy.

Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming “Batman v. Superman, ” was at the massive San Diego convention last week with co-stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. In an interview Monday, he was decidedly negative about the experience.

“It is like being screamed at by thousands of people. I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent,” he said.

Eisenberg spoke at the premiere of “The End of the Tour,” with Jason Segal, about the release of David Foster Wallace’s novel “Infinite Jest.” Segal plays Wallace, while Eisenberg plays journalist David Lipsky.

“Yes I have never been on the other side, on your side of journalism. I have normally been the victim so I worked with the guy who I play, I play a real person, David Lipsky,” he said. “I interviewed him. He taught me how to interview and what his process is like and now I understand the pariahs that you guys are.”

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This story has been corrected add a dropped letter to Henry Cavill’s last name.

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