Long before it stank up cinemas, Batman V Superman looked like it was going to be great. Although evidence of the disquiet in the making of the film was present well ahead of time, all the way back to San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Like the rest of the cast Jesse Eisenberg attended the event's panel, but you can be damn sure both he and Warner Bros. in hindsight wished he hadn't been. In an interview given post-Con, to promote new film The End Of The Tour, the new Lex Luthor opened up about what it was like to attend the event for the first time, calling it akin to "probably some kind of genocide".
Eisenberg pretty swiftly, if not apologised, then at least recognised the ridiculousness of his remark ("I...was using hyperbole to describe the sensory overload I experienced", he said, so that's something, even if he still doesn't seem to understand what genocide is). Still, it hasn't stopped fan reaction being a general outrage, as those Comic-Con attendees Eisenberg insulted were in fact there in part to see him.
Still, it wasn't the first time an actor has managed to provoke their fanbase. Here are eight actors who actually went out of their way to insult their own fans.
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