Zack Snyder Addresses MAN OF STEEL Complaints And Teases BATMAN v SUPERMAN
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder has once again address the criticism levelled at the movie's destructive final act and how it all links up to Watchmen. The filmmaker also weighs in on pitting Batman against Superman in Dawn of Justice later this year. Check it out!
Talking in the latest issue of Famous Monsters Of Filmland (via Henry Cavill News), Zack Snyder has talked more about what's to come in the DC Films Universe, but first touched on the criticism aimed at Man of Steel for that explosive final act which led to the destruction of a big chunk of Metropolis (yes, people still whine about that). "I stand by it, because for me, I’ve always said when I was working on Watchmen — and maybe it’s sort of left over from a Watchmen philosophical sort of thing — that there should be consequences to superheroes’ interaction with the earth," the filmmaker explains. "And that was kind of the way that we approached Man of Steel. I wanted a big consequence to Superman’s arrival on earth. Certainly, Batman v Superman sort of cashes in all its chips on the ‘why’ of that destruction." Can those complaints finally be put to rest now?
Regardless, Snyder then went on to discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the challenges which came with finding a believable way to have these heroes go toe to toe on the big screen. "The discovery of the story is that Batman fights Superman. Now move your superhero chess pieces so that can happen. And it can happen in a credible and interesting way. … It’s just incredibly satisfying and fun to dig into these two mythological characters and find a through line that allows them to come into conflict in a way that not only is philosophically satisfying, but also physically real." The magazine also has a single quote about Ben Affleck's Batman, with Snyder teasing: "He’s not yet tired of his place in the world. He’s definitely still tooth-and-nailing it." That actually sounds a lot different to reports that he's ready to hang up the cape and cowl, and good news for those of you hoping to see a motivated Dark Knight kicking the crap out of the boy scout!
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