Zack Snyder Says "There's No Winning Anymore For Superman" In BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Zack Snyder Says "There's No Winning Anymore For Superman" In BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Zack Snyder Says "There's No Winning Anymore For Superman" In BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Zack Snyder recently spoke to DC All Access about the public's perception of Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman's point of view, and Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of Lex Luthor...

It's been nearly three years since Man of Steel hit theaters and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice taking place nearly two years after the Battle of Metropolis, the world has had some time to get used to an alien as their superhero. During that time, Superman has done the best he can to show the world that he's there to protect them from any threat. Director Zack Snyder spoke to DC All Access about the challenges Superman has had to face since the events of Man of Steel.

"Over the last two years he's basically been Superman as pop culture would know him. He's been righting wrongs, there have been floods, mines have collapsed, bridges have collapsed, churches have caught on fire. He's basically been a hero. When we find him, he's been dealing with the everyday world of being a superhero, but there's a paradigm shift happening in that the unintended consequences of some of those rescues are starting to come into fruition. He's starting to see that every action has a reaction. Like, if you're just taking a cat out of a tree, you can't touch anything or the arborists will say, 'He damaged the tree branch when he got the cat down.' Or, 'The cat wasn't neutered, so now there's thousands of cats.' There's no winning anymore for Superman."

There is no doubt that fans of Superman found his actions questionable in Man of Steel and director Zack Snyder made sure to use that to his advantage. Snyder went on to talk about the public's perception of the Man of Steel and Batman's point of view.

"It's interesting to see how Batman perceives Superman, because he doesn't know who Superman is. All he knows is the public face of Superman. And if you have an idea about someone or if you start to doubt someone's intentions, you can always read in the media, you can always see the face that you want to see, based on how it's reported. Batman's seen the destruction of Metropolis. That's the thing he knows for a fact. So if thousands die, is that okay? What's next? Millions? Is everyone okay with that? Because I'm not. That's Batman's point of view."

The casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's arch nemesis shocked the comic book movie community and even now Eisenberg is seen as an odd choice by some, but Snyder is convinced that Jesse's portrayal of Lex will impress us all.

"Jesse's done a really cool job with Lex in making him contemporary and multi-dimensional. He's smart, he's difficult to place, he's all the things you want from a villain, in the sense that when you think you've got him figured out, he reveals something else about him."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters everywhere March 25th, 2016.
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from David S. Goyer's screenplay.
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