Before addressing how he’s overseeing the DCEU, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder talks about the craziest rumors he’s heard about the movie and he also addresses Steven Spielberg’s recent remarks about superhero films. Check it out!
Zack Snyder recently chatted with Yahoo to help promote Doritos’ last Super Bowl advertising campaign, which will allow one lucky fan and aspiring filmmaker not only a chance to work with the director on the set of an upcoming DC Comics movie, but also to win a $1 million prize. Of course, during Snyder’s Q&A, talk eventually turned to the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and rumors surrounding the overall DC Extended Universe that he is helping Warner bros. achieve.

When asked about Steven Spielberg’s comment that superhero movies would “go the way of the western,” Zack Snyder said he might not be wrong. “I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it,” he said. “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.” As for what he does to keep the trinity fresh, “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.”

With Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman among the superheroes to be featured in Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder was then asked if he worries about over-stuffing the movie. “I try and stay central,” he replied. “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.” About the many rumors surrounding DCEU, Synder was asked what are the craziest ones he’s heard so far. “There are so many, it’s insanity,” he said. “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. [People think], “I’m going to make a fake script and look like I read the real one.” What length are you willing to go?” He continued, “There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them.”

Finally, Snyder was asked about his role in the development of the DC Extended Universe beyond Batman v Superman, which includes serving as a producer on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman. “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 movies,” he reassured. “That’s the main line. Once you get Justice League, 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.” Head over to Yahoo for more contest info.

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, and is scheduled to open March 25, 2016!

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