Zack Snyder Talks More DCEU,
Praises Chris Nolan, & Takes a Shot at Marvel?

Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
September 10, 2015

Well, the Zack Snyder is back again talking BATMAN v SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, the greatness of Batman and Superman, praising Christopher Nolan, AND...

Taking a couple of shots at Marvel?

Oh yes!

Here's what Mr. Snyder had to say about establishing the DCEU and how Chris Nolan's "The Dark Knight Trilogy" was a BIG influence...

"It’s a tricky process, setting up the DC universe, or JUSTICE LEAGUE. The credit goes to Chris Nolan because he set the die for the DC Universe in a great way that I tried to emulate. I look at it as more being mythological than, say, bubblegum. And I think that that’s appropriate for Batman and Superman because they’re the most mythological of our superheroes"

Yes, even though Chris isn't a part of this DC on film creatively, I'm glad that Zack followed his lead by going "realistic" (relatively), taking the production of these films serious, and not going the way of "bubblegum." (ZS zing @ the MCU #1!) So, are comic book/superhero films on borrowed time as a genre like the legend Steven Spielberg prophesized...

"It goes to the mythological nature of the movies that we’re making. I feel like he’s right. But I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they’re 'Batman and Superman.' They’re not just, like, the flavor of the week Ant-Man; not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next 'Blank-Man'? Didn’t he say it was kind of like the Westerns? But there are still great Westerns. I think it’s whenever anything becomes a ‘genre,’ you have to sort of look at it and try to understand it"

I agree. Comic book films don't have to go the way of the Dodo bird. I feel that as long as they are really good "films" and not "events," all will be OK. (ZS zing @ the MCU #2!)

What's the difference between Batman and Superman -- the two greatest comic book superheros of all time -- in BvS? Here's what he had to say...

"They’re actually opposite sides of the same coin. It’s interesting because Batman’s a man and Superman’s a god, if you think about it in those terms. So their relationship is very contentious. What Superman sees as Batman’s limits, Batman sees as Superman trying to control him, acting like an absolute dictator. What we went after was the humanity of each character. We tried to say, ‘What would Batman have to do to unravel Superman, and what would Superman have to do to unravel Batman?’ Their conflict is based on each others’ understanding of the other’s weakness. The fun of that is when you’re dealing with these mythological creatures -- to make them human again, bring them back to earth. And to do that you have to know the rules before you can break them. They have to go all the way to the stratosphere before you can bring them back down"

Is BATMAN v SUPERMAN really a Batman film in disguised as a sequel to MAN OF STEEL? Why does BvS seem to be VERY Batfleck heavy? Here's Zack...

"Only in that because it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do; and you just had a whole Superman movie. But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on."

OK fine -- but Batman's still the main dude of this film. Speaking of Batman, here's what Zack had about who had the biggest influence on the direction of the new Batman on film ...

"Jett of was our go-to guy for this new cinematic incarnation of Batman and he'll be our #1 DCEU Batman on film consultant going forward. He's also the the greatest Batman fan in the history of Batman fandom and deserves a trophy -- like a Little League participation trophy at least."

OK, that last one was a TOTAL fabrication (but it's "real" in my mind). ;)

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