Zack Snyder Talks BvS
Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
July 3, 2014

Earlier this morning, Warner Bros. released the first picture of Henry Cavill as Superman in BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. In a USATODAY.COM article that accompanied the image of The Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder talked a bit about the film. This is the most we've heard from the director since spoke with Forbes' (and BOF's) Mark Hughes a month or two ago. Here are a few excerpts from today's interview...

"Man of Steel was all about Superman finding his place in the world as both a hero and as a man, ultimately saving the city of Metropolis from certain doom. Dawn of Justice continues to immerse him on Earth by working at the Daily Planet as Clark Kent along with Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and Perry White (Laurence Fishburne). But it also takes him to new environments such as Gotham City and introduces larger threats, including Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg)."

"When developing Man of Steel, Snyder didn't harbor dreams of one day putting Batman on screen, too he figured he'd one day tackle an adaptation of Frank Miller's seminal 1980s masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns, which pits a retired Batman against government agent Superman. It ultimately made sense with Dawn of Justice to add Bruce Wayne and his cowled alter ego to the mix. Because of Christopher Nolan's recent Dark Knight Trilogy, 'I was in no rush to put Batman in the movie,' Snyder says, 'but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in. Instead of using several movies to define Affleck's Batman, Snyder felt the character's 75-year mythology is so deep in culture now that they can just jump to an older, road-weary take on the Dark Knight. Plus, he says, 'it's cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.'"

"The director can't say exactly how the relationship between the two superheroes evolves, 'but suffice it to say there is a v in between their names' in the movie title, Snyder says. He explains that having the 'v' instead of 'vs.' is a way 'to keep it from being a straight "versus" movie, even in the most subtle way.'"

For the full article, click on the link provided above.

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN hits theaters on MAY 6, 2016.


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