Zack Snyder Speaks On BATMAN/SUPERMAN Casting Backlash, 'Exploding' Mythologies And More

Teasing how he was recently testing the new Batsuit and Superman suit side-by-side, Batman Vs. Superman director says the film will explode both the Man of Steel's and Caped Crusader's universes!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 3/3/2014
“We’re getting ready to start shooting in a month or so,” said Zack Synder when Hero Complex asked, today, for an update on his still-untitled Batman/Superman movie. “It’s going great. I’m very excited. It’s very fun to get into this world with different heroes coexisting in the same universe, but a lot of balls in the air as they say. As a fan, it’s an amazing opportunity. You know, Superman and Batman in the movies have never existed in the same frame together. So it’s an interesting historical thing. We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit. It wasn’t even with the actors, right? It was just to see ‘em. I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, 'Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before.' We slightly dork out. Like, 'Are you kidding me?!'”

When asked how surprised he was by the response to the casting of Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, and ultimately all the newcomers, Snyder says there are two ways of looking at it:
“We know the material; unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material,” he says. “So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let’s not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy’s the real deal. By the way, in looking at all the talk-back, you can get all different perspectives in there too. Some people are hating to hate. Some people — someone did some fan art. And you look underneath and someone wrote, 'I guess I can see it.' Honestly, are you kidding me? Just stop it! It’s reassuring and frustrating at the same time.”

When it was suggested that he wasn't servicing the fans, but rather the material, Zack Snyder says that's not the only thing fans should take into heart. “[The movie] literally takes the Man of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology. In Man of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!” What do you think?

Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Laurence Fishburne, the untitled Batman/Superman film is directed by Zack Snyder from a story by David S. Goyer and screenplay by Chris Terrio. The sequel is set for release May 6, 2016!
Source: Hero Complex
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Pasto - 3/3/2014, 5:01 PM
Balls in the air....balls in the air...
Pasto - 3/3/2014, 5:02 PM
History is going to be made in 2016. HISTORY! *Holds up CBM bible* SO SAYETH THE LORD!
JoeMomma29 - 3/3/2014, 5:11 PM
Wow! Zack knows what he is doing.
MrCBM56 - 3/3/2014, 5:12 PM
Sounds good! This movie will own. I can't wait!!
JoeMomma29 - 3/3/2014, 5:12 PM
Man I wish I could be a fly on the wall just to get a glimpse of what is going behind the scenes.
TheManFromMars - 3/3/2014, 5:13 PM
"[The movie] literally takes the “Man of Steel” and “Batman” universes and explodes them"

I'm adding Zack Snyder to the list of people who don't know the meaning of the word "literally".
MrCBM56 - 3/3/2014, 5:13 PM
Zack is boss.
staypuffed - 3/3/2014, 5:13 PM
Show us the damn suit! I'm DYING to see it!
JoeMomma29 - 3/3/2014, 5:15 PM
They must really see something in Eisenberg that the majority of the haters are not seeing.
JoeMomma29 - 3/3/2014, 5:19 PM
@ Blackjack

He just stomped on the haters like roaches!
ForeverPowerful - 3/3/2014, 5:21 PM
I love when Snyder talks, he has a way of shutting everyone up.

Whenever he makes changes to the source material everyone for some reason begs for an exact replication of he makes it better and more real.

I have complete faith in Snyder and wish Affleck, Gadot and Eisenberg luck. There's a tremendous amount of pressure on them.
Starfox - 3/3/2014, 5:22 PM
That's right Snyder, Haters gon hate.
bjames11 - 3/3/2014, 5:22 PM
Come on Snyder tell us if knightwing is going to be in it or not
TheRationalNerd - 3/3/2014, 5:23 PM
It's between BvS and XM:A come 2016!! :,)
whoa123 - 3/3/2014, 5:23 PM
Damn this will be long wait.
Nick56 - 3/3/2014, 5:23 PM
You tell em Snyder!
whoa123 - 3/3/2014, 5:24 PM
If the suits are not ready, at least announce the title and release the official logo.
ALegendaryPanda - 3/3/2014, 5:27 PM
OOH KILL EM!!
JoeMomma29 - 3/3/2014, 5:28 PM
Hopefully at SDCC we get to see the suits.
DarkGrifter - 3/3/2014, 5:29 PM
So I found these on the SHH forums


FightAs0ne - 3/3/2014, 5:31 PM
@MrBlackJack

Keep up what you're doing with those Wolf of Wall Street gifs :)
Prime - 3/3/2014, 5:32 PM
Whatever Snyder. Just make Superman look good you hypocrite...
FightAs0ne - 3/3/2014, 5:36 PM
I'll take it.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 3/3/2014, 5:36 PM
I still hate Eisenberg. His presence on screen just annoys the shit out of me. His slouched posture, his mumbling, idiotic tone. Sure, he can deliver a nerdy sentence that sounds good, but he doesn't have the intimidating presence needed to make Luthor, Luthor.
JordanKing - 3/3/2014, 5:38 PM
@MrBlackJack So, how about that Oscar of yours, huh?
JoJo1982 - 3/3/2014, 5:39 PM
Great job shutting the hater up Snyder!!!

Your the man!!!
ScorpioRisin - 3/3/2014, 5:40 PM
15 pages+ incoming.
Prime - 3/3/2014, 5:40 PM
@ Netman hah you actually believe you'll see Superman here? Please..
JoJo1982 - 3/3/2014, 5:42 PM
Somebody needs to hack zack snyder`s computer so we can see that pic of Bats and Supes
SnapperCarr - 3/3/2014, 5:45 PM
MOS was alright, but I hope we get more character development, and Superman acting like the Superman we all know and love (same goes for all of his supporting cast). I'm still cautious about Eisenberg as Lex and Snyder handling Wonder Woman. I can easily see Snyder [frick] those characters up.

But I'm still going to give him a chance.
ezio619 - 3/3/2014, 5:46 PM
i know people shit on zack snyder, some think he has a hack, now i havent seen the dawn of the dead remake, zombies just arent my thing, i never saw 300, i saw watchmen i really liked it, didnt love it, legend of the guardians was visually spectacular and good,i didnt see sucker punch, i really liked man of steel, didnt love it ,he is better ,much better then michael bay imo who he has been compared to constantly, he is a very mixed director,man of steel got a mixed response, i think it worked for the most part, i felt connected to clark, while i do think the supporting cast didnt have much to do,they were good in their parts,i liked lois, zod,, the emotion got me..so yeah while im on the fence with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and im positive that Ben Affleck is gonna do good as Batman,its still phucking batman and superman on screen live action for the first time, how can ya not be excited, as i have said, we superhero fans are spoiled!!, WE GET CAP IN A MONTH, SPIDEY, X MEN, GUARDIANS, THEN AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON, FF REBOOT(which im indifferent to as of this moment) and Ant Man and then Batman vs Superman in 2016!!
soforizo - 3/3/2014, 5:46 PM
TheManFromMars - 3/3/2014, 5:13 PM
I'm adding Zack Snyder to the list of people who don't know the meaning of the word "literally".
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That must be a long list my friend, loooooooong list!
Prime - 3/3/2014, 5:47 PM
Snyder gives no [frick]s about Superman though.
Prime - 3/3/2014, 5:48 PM
And neither do you :P
ALegendaryPanda - 3/3/2014, 5:49 PM
@The Haters on this page

npamusic - 3/3/2014, 5:50 PM
This is Synders response to the haters...

npamusic - 3/3/2014, 5:50 PM
This is how he feels about them, too.

Prime - 3/3/2014, 5:53 PM
Huh, where is that Oscar Leo? Man poor guy.
cld247 - 3/3/2014, 5:53 PM
@MrBlacjack LMFAO!!!!!!
patrat18 - 3/3/2014, 5:53 PM
"I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, 'Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before.' We slightly dork out. Like, 'Are you kidding me?!'”

CHILLS!
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