With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just around the corner, WIRED magazine has released a preview of their exclusive interview with director Zack Snyder. The interview gives us a glimpse into what Snyder has in store for fans when the Justice League arrives and the importance of female empowerment through Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot).
The director has stated previously that Batman v Superman is a continuation of Man of Steel and the events that took place during Superman's (Henry Cavill) first outing as a hero. On the continuation, the director spoke about the consequences to Superman's actions and Batman's fear of uselessness. "To me, the killing of Zod is not as big a deal as the destruction of Metropolis," said Snyder. "It's important that these movies have consequences, that there is collateral damage. In Batman v Superman I wanted to show how Bruce Wayne feels when reduced to a sideline sitter. Batman is frightened by his impotence in the face of that."
Snyder then spoke about the individual and unique powers that each member of the Justice League have and how he plans to introduce them into the DCEU. "We've been strict with our rules. What they can do - Batman, Superman, Flash, Cyborg - we really are hard on ourselves because we want all those things to have a reality, a mythological grounding." The director also spoke about how he's made sure that Wonder Woman's introduction into the DCEU is the one she deserves. "Female empowerment is a thing I've gone after in all my films. They all have strong female representation. It's about time Wonder Woman was represented correctly."
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.