Zack Snyder Talks DCEU & More
Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
September 9, 2015

While Warner Bros. Pictures’ DC Cinematic Universe (DCEU) is indeed “director driven,” Zack Snyder – the director of MAN OF STEEL, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, and both upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE films – is basically the man in charge.

While I've never been a big advocate of a unified DCU on film – especially when it comes to Batman mixing it up with super-powered beings and all that stuff – if it’s going to happen, I’m glad Zack is the dude behind it. Mr. Snyder – and the rest of the folk’s behind the DCUE – going with an “our world” and “dark and gritty” take on the DCU is indeed something I can support. Plus, Zack has always been cool to me personally, so I’m pulling for this whole thing to succeed.

Here’s what he had to say about exactly what his role is via an interview with YAHOO.COM

”I’m staying with BATMAN v SUPERMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE and JUSTICE LEAGUE 2 — those are my main responsibilities – as well as producing the other [DCEU] movies. That’s the main line. Once you get JUSTICE LEAUGE, you’re pretty deep in it. But like I was saying – not to be a selfless promoter of our program – what it shows is that we have this giant berth of opportunity with the DC movies now to, I think, find the opportunities for even young filmmakers to even get involved because there are so many projects."

Mr. Snyder also addressed a great question: Is BvS simply TOO full of characters just for the sake of having, well, too many characters? Here’s his response…

“I try and stay central. There’s something really fun about bringing the other characters in, but it’s really about staying central to the real core mythology is what I think the audience enjoys most."

So, what does staying “central” mean and what is the "real core mythology?" Maybe this quote from Zack explains it…

“To me, the one thing I love working in the DC Universe is that Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman are American mythology. It’s not about making a ‘superhero;’ it’s a mythological universe that we live in that I hope stands the test of time. They stood the test of time. That’s hopefully the sort of magic bullet. But who knows what audiences will want in the future. To me it’s about the drama, the humanity of it. Those are like Shakespearean characters, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, they have inherent drama built into their makeup."

And what about all the BS and nonsense online rumors regarding BvS and the DCEU? Well, Snyder says…

“There are so many, it’s insanity. It’s funny because every now and then someone will touch on something that’s kind of true, but the next thing they say makes me realize that they took a wild guess. They’ll say something and I’ll say 'Oh snap, they must have seen the script.' And then they’ll say, 'And this happens!' And then I’ll go, They have no idea what they’re talking about. It’s fun for everyone to speculate and take shots and think of things and try to sell it. There’s an industry in selling your guess...what length are you willing to go? There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true.”

LOL! I’m so damn glad that BOF isn’t a GD “scoop site” and a slave to posting BS for website hits. ANYWAY…

What do you think about what Zack Snyder said? Post your thoughts/take/opinion in the comments section below. (And make sure to check out YAHOO.COM for the full interview.)

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