Deborah Snyder Discusses The DCEU’s “Scarred” Batman & “Relatable” Superman

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With the future of the DCEU looking bright, Forbes has published new excerpts from an in-depth interview with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer Deborah Snyder from around the time of that film’s release. The producer, wife of director Zack Snyder, discussed in detail their philosophy behind bringing a new Superman and a new Batman to life.

Snyder explained their Batman and Superman are defined by their age difference, with Batman as a jaded cynic who gets inspired by an inexperienced but well-intentioned Superman.

“[Batman is] scarred physically, he’s scarred emotionally, he’s seen a lot from the brutal deaths of his parents. Crime has been his whole life, basically, and fighting it. He’s at this crossroads where he loses hope and he doesn’t know if it matters anymore — his whole life, what he’s been doing, has it really mattered? And it’s not until Superman comes along and — without spoiling it — what he ends up doing and the sacrifice he makes allows [Batman] to get his hope back. Someone who’s an alien, someone who this is his adopted family and home, if someone is able to do that, it gives him [Batman] his hope back. And that’s pretty cool, I think.”

Unlike her husband, Snyder did not grow up reading comics and sees the characters in both broad and specific terms, “so kids can go to it, and it’s Batman and Superman who are going to fight — but there’s something deeper and it’s so multilayered, you realize its after.”

Snyder said Chris Terrio’s script was so dense and “brilliant” that she didn’t understand all the layers of meaning she referred to until she saw the first cut of the movie. Because the characters are “mythic” with larger-than-life superpowers, their “hero’s journey” needs to be “what they relate to.”

“That’s the great thing about our Superman. He is more relatable. Someone said, “It’s so dark,” and I go, “Well, is it dark? He’s going through real problems that we go through as people every day.” To me that’s not dark, that’s life. We’re complicated people. And we’re making him in that way more relatable.

So I don’t think that’s dark, I think that’s just who we are. People are complex, we’re not strictly just the good Boy Scout trying to do good. He does want to do good, and I think all of the the things Superman represents are who he is, but he also stumbles along the way and learns from it. To me, that’s so much more interesting. I think also, too, at first he doesn’t realize there are implications, he doesn’t realize there are consequences to his actions. He thinks he’s doing something good, but then I think he’s surprised and taken back that, “Oh, this is much more complicated.”

For other tidbits like what one of Snyder’s favorite scenes in the movie was, check out the link below. We’ll next see our heroes Batman and Superman (and Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash & Cyborg) in Justice League, hitting theaters November 17, 2017.

SOURCE: Forbes

Sam Flynn

Sam Flynn

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  • razorstar90

    The future of the DCEU looking bright? Come on man. We are coming off Suicide Squad which was –like BvS— critically torn to shreds, and fell off the face of the universe after a record opening weekend. You have to be an insane at this point to believe in the Snyder’s right now or that Justice League will be any better than BvS or SS.

    I know some of yall are screaming “Geoff Johns, Geoff Johns”. Geoff Johns according to THR had to come in to “save” the ending of Suicide Squad. The ending was the worst part of the movie. The whole thing is a mess of mediocrity, which is a damn shame.

    • w0undedmagic

      Wahhhh Poor baby trying to talk like a big boy

      • JMMagwood

        LOL

      • Carl

        He’s dead on though.

        • w0undedmagic

          No, he’s speaking in hyperbole group-think rumor speak. Do you ever get tired of complaining Carl?

          • Carl

            I don’t complain.

          • Carl

            I don’t complain.

        • xxjinzaxx

          Exaggerations do not make a comment less false.

      • razorstar90

        I came at you with FACTS.

        • w0undedmagic

          No, you “came at me” with nonsense and hearsay. Go back to Badass Digest and AICN little boy.

          • razorstar90

            Everything I said is supported by FACTS. BvS was destroyed by critics, it has a 27% on RT. FACT Suicide Squad was destroyed by critics and has either a 27 or 26% rating on RT. FACT. BvS had a drop off of 69% one of the biggest drop offs in blockbuster film history. FACT
            . Suicide Squad had a 67% second week drop off. FACT.

            Geoff Johns was sent in to fix the end of Suicide Squad and the movie still sucked. FACT

            None of that is hearsay.

          • SAMURAI36

            Geoff Johns was sent in to fix the end of Suicide Squad and the movie still sucked. FACT

            Wow, this is such a bald faced LIE.

          • razorstar90

            How is that a lie? It was reported from one of the TRADES. One of the most reputable ones, How are you going to question the Hollywood Reporter and being on El Mayimbe (and this is no disrepect to him, he’s been right several) site. You do realize that El Mayimbe’s scoops (when they are right) are confirm by the industry trades. Not Birth Movies Death, not HItfix, not Comicbookmovie. The Hollywood Reporter is the most reputable film site. It’s not a fan blog it’s a TRADE.

            Like the La Times and the Washington Post use the reports from the Hollywood Reporter. WHo the heck are you to question REAL Periodicals.

          • w0undedmagic

            Rotten Tomatoes does NOT equal sucess or failure.
            The second week drop is common in most blockbusters. The film just passed $500 million, it is a HIT. Deal with it.
            Also, you weren’t on set with Geoff Johns for SS, you are repeating a RUMOR.
            Get a grip little snowflake. I’m done here though, not interested in playing the endless numbers game with an obvious troll.

          • LA Julian

            It’s doing worse than BvS, and BvS was the disaster that caused the dramatic re-editing of Suicide Squad. It isn’t even going to make the top 5 of 2016.

          • SAMURAI36

            Where are you getting this nonsense, that SS (an obscure film) is somehow supposed to do better than the two most popular characters on the planet???

            You guys keep creating these imaginary goal posts.

    • SAMURAI36

      There you go, talking that nonsense about THR again. Nothing THR has said about anything DC related has been remotely accurate.

      • razorstar90

        Um Geoff Johns being brought in as President of DC Entertainment, fact and it was reported by THR. The revelation that a trailer company was hired by WB to cut the movie, which HAPPENED. WAs reported by THR. The creation of DC Films, run by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg was reported by THR. Dude. Seriously man stop, THR has been on a role especially with what’s going on with WB.

        • SAMURAI36

          What is THR’s sources on this “FACT” you keep throwing out?

          • razorstar90

            IDK what there sources are because that’s how this game is played. My god you are on EL Mayimbe’s site. His whole job is based around his sources. His scoops are confirmed when the Hollywood TRADES confirm them. That’s Variety, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter. Like jeez yall know nothing about journalism.

          • SAMURAI36

            Would you like the Links.

            Nope, I’ve already read those garbage-a$$ articles. That’s how I know they’re garbage. They don’t answer a single one of my Q’s, just like you can’t right now. For example:

            IDK what there sources are because that’s how this game is played.

            I know you don’t, and that’s the point. But that’s also the difference between you and me: I’m looking for information, and you’re looking for GAMES.

            And here are some more Q’s that you don’t know the answer to:

            The creation of DC Films, run by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg was reported by THR.

            WHEN?? When was it created? How long ago? Was it a day before it got reported? A week before? A month before? Do you even know? Does THR? I’m pretty sure they don’t, otherwise they would’ve reported it. But instead, they led ignorant, biased readers like you to believe that DC Films was created after some sort of “fall out” from BVS, which was also false.

            Did they conduct an interview with Johns? Did Johns or anyone else issue an official statement to THR? Did they explain Johns’ job responsibilities, in comparison to what he was doing before? Do you even know what his duties were before?

            The reality is, you have NO information. All you have is some vagueries that don’t actually tell you much of anything. But you swear you are well informed.

            For example, you didn’t even know that Johns co-wrote the WW film, until WB actually announced it. And THR didn’t know it either. So, they knew what his new role was, but they couldn’t tell you such a critical piece of info, such as who wrote the WW movie?

            It’s not a fan blog it’s a TRADE.

            LMAO, do you even know what that even means? You act like that’s some sort of special title.

            Like jeez yall know nothing about journalism.

            LOL, yep that’s me… The guy that “knows nothing about Journalism”. Except, I majored in journalism in college. That’s what my degree is in. What’s YOUR degree in? Surely you must have one, and it must be in journalism as well, since you’re telling me that I know nothing about it, right?

            That being the case, let’s put it to the test.

            Here’s your link to the Geoff Johns article on THR:

            http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/geoff-johns-confirmed-as-president-915028

            Now, I challenge you to point out ANYTHING that’s wrong with this article. I can point out FIVE. And here’s the first clue: the article is listed as a “blog post” on the site, rather than an actual news article (as other articles are listed as). But I thought you said:

            It’s not a fan blog it’s a TRADE.

            In fact, I’m willing to bet my membership on this site against yours, that you would be able to answer ANY of my Q’s

            My god you are on EL Mayimbe’s site. His whole job is based around his sources.

            So what? I’m not on this site for the same reasons you are. This is strictly fun for me. Besides, you act like all of Umberto’s scoops have proven to be true. Many of them haven’t. Just like THR, Deadline, and the Wrap have been corrected in recent times as well.

            I could go on, but I’m going to stop there. It’s more fun watching you choke on your GOSSIP.

        • SAMURAI36

          Sooo, Johns being appointed President, has… What-all, to do with that other lie you told?

          Here’s a question for you, that I’m POSITVE your precious THR doesn’t know… What was Johns’ role and responsibilities, prior to becoming President?

          I bet you don’t know.

          • razorstar90

            What lie did I tell? All of this information was covered by all the major film sites and real online periodicals. Would you like the Links.

          • razorstar90

            What other lies are you talking about? THe box office drop offs? That can be found on any website that cites a movies’ box office. So you have Forbes, the La Times, Box Office Mojo. BvS and Suicide Squads Box office total, Drop offs, and estimations can found on those sites.

            And again, all of these reports of Johns involvement can be found in the Hollywood trades, which have been on point.

            What do you actually believe? Are you one of those Reddit, 4Chan people?

          • SAMURAI36

            Let me know when you have answer to my questions.

            I’ll repeat them for you, since you are pretending to ignore them.

            Here’s a question for you, that I’m POSITVE your precious THR doesn’t know… What was Johns’ role and responsibilities, prior to becoming President?

            Still waiting for an answer.

            What do you actually believe? Are you one of those Reddit, 4Chan people?

            Heavens, no. But what you fail to realize, is that those sites are just a step below THR.

    • SAMURAI36

      How does something “fall off the face of the universe”, and still remain #1 at the box office, while bringing in $500+M?

      Gosh, you sound so ridiculous.

      • razorstar90

        It had a 67% drop off rate, which is one of the biggest drop off rates in blockbuster history. It’ll reach 500 million but it’s not going to be up there with Deadpool or GOTG. Which is pathetic considering one of those movies was rated R. But a movie that was heavily promoting the idea that Batman was in it, can’t make more than a movie with a talking raccoon and tree?

        And don’t give me the “China” argument. Deadpool wasn’t released in China and it almost cleared 800 million. Suicide Squad is going to struggle to hit 600 million. Meaning it might not gross as much as MOS or Thor 2.

        • SAMURAI36

          It’ll reach 500 million but it’s not going to be up there with Deadpool or GOTG.

          This is how I know you’re out of touch, and uninformed. SS has already reached OVER $500M.

          • razorstar90

            Dude that’s a stupid argument. I said it will reach 500 million. You’d have something if I said “It won’t match 500 million” I said it WILL. The fact that it has means I’m right. With no China release it’s probably not going to do 700 and it’ll be lucky if it can get to 600.

            Like thats just stupid a stupid argument. If you want to get specific it’s at 509 million world wide. That’s hardly any grounds to capitalize OVER. If it was like 526 or 550 then you can put OVER without looking dumb. IT’s Not beating GotG and it’s not beating Deadpool. Keep in mind that SS opened with 135 with inflation and with BATMAN all over the marketing. SS not matching those films is L for DCEU. You got to match your direct competition.

          • SAMURAI36

            Dude that’s a stupid argument. I said it will reach 500 million. You’d have something if I said “It won’t match 500 million” I said it WILL.,/blockquote>

            Sooo, reading comprehension issues as well? You’re talking about $500M as if it’s future tense. It’s already made $500M.

            And since this film continues to break all sorts of records, you can’t say for sure what the final numbers for SS will be. It’s already more than a half a billion, and it’s only 2 weeks in. The film has 8-10 weeks in the theaters, and it’s not even out in several other markets.

            You have no argument here.

            Keep in mind that SS opened with 135 with inflation and with BATMAN all over the marketing.

            LMAO, “Batman all over the marketing”?? You’ve lost your flippin’ mind. Find me a single poster with Batman in it. The most Batman you can point to, is 2 seconds in a 2-minute trailer.

            This is how I know you’re a liar.

      • LA Julian

        Remain #1 by opening during a dead season, that’s how.

        It isn’t even going to beat BvS at this rate.

        • SAMURAI36

          Really? Star Trek Beyond, and Bourne = a dead season. Try harder.

          And LMAO, so SS was supposed to beat BVS? OMG, where do they find you idiots from.

    • Archfiend_Baramos

      Suicide Squad was already filmed before BvS came out in theaters.

      • LA Julian

        It was re-edited by the trailer company after BvS underperformed. This has been repeatedly reported in the trades.

        • SAMURAI36

          Ah yes, the trades. Oh font of of factual information.

          • xxjinzaxx

            The trades as these neophytes call them are starting to resemble tabloid rags that are starving for clicks. The click-bait really works well on them – the poor saps.

        • Archfiend_Baramos

          I agree, I just think that’s the issue. They tried to convert a film into something it wasn’t in post-production.

          I don’t think Justice League, and hopefully not WW, will have to suffer this indignity, because the tone of JL especially was established from day one in response to BvS (and indeed, before BvS came out, Terrio did say JL would be lighter in tone, but I think they have double down on that in response to the performance of BvS), and hopefully with WW they won’t have to force it to be something it’s not for it to appeal to a broad audience.

  • Carl

    “we’re not strictly just the good Boy Scout trying to do good.”

    But that’s who Superman is. I’m sorry but with these fools running the show, the future of the DCEU is darker than ever. Here’s hoping they end JL with a Flashpoint paradox that resets the entire thing.

    • LupeX

      No he’s not, you definitely havent read enough Superman comics. Just like all the morons regurgitating mindless Groupthink drivel about something that Snyder, Geoff Johns, Michael Uslan (professor of Batman and comicbook ythology) know miles more than you all. Fanboys are the worst!
      Anyone that thinks that rubbish eaither stopped reading superman after the 70s, or only knows the Reeve Supermans and Superman comicbook covers.
      You have NOT picked up Superman comics and actually read them.

      • Carl

        Nope, Superman is a boy scout. He’s had times where he’s acted differently but that’s the exception not the rule. You groupthink Snyder apologists are all the same. :)

        • Joey Wabi-Sabi

          Deborah Snyder never said he wasn’t a boy scout. She said “he’s not JUST a boy scout.” Meaning, he’s not just some two dimensional character with no personality and no depth. They definitely showed his boy scout persona in the movie, but they also gave his character DEPTH and struggle, which is what a good movie is supposed to do. The fact that you think Superman is NOT allowed to have a personality and not allowed to experience human feelings shows your complete lack of understanding of the character. Superman has always struggled with fitting in as a human. It’s a huge part of him in the comics. If the Christopher Reeve movies are your ONLY knowledge of Superman, then you shouldn’t be commenting on a character with a 75+ year history that you know nothing about.

          • Carl

            The fact is that they look at him being a boy scout as if it’s a bad thing. He is defined by being a boy scout. That’s what I like about Superman.

        • LupeX

          1st off Stop drinking Groupthink, it’s bad for your health.
          2nd your disturbing obsession with Zack Synder is creepy, he’s already married. get over it.
          3rdly “he’s not JUST a boyscout”. Learn the meaning of words like “JUST”.
          Instead pick up acomic Superman ‘For The Man Who Has Everything’, ‘Birthright’, ‘Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow’, ‘The Death of Superman’ or any other Superman runs that are not campy that will give you insight into the character.

          • Carl

            I see you have nothing important to say then, got it.

          • LupeX

            i see youve given up on yourself. Got it.

          • SAMURAI36

            I like how when people throw facts at you, you stick your fingers in your ears, and act like you don’t hear them.

            Just shows how biased and closed minded you are. Good luck with that.

          • Carl

            But he’s wrong.

          • Fenix

            I like how all the movies you like get savaged on rotten tomatoes.

          • Fenix

            I like how you have to add the qualifier “that are not campy”. It shows that there is a dearth of good Superman story arcs.

          • LupeX

            Only a non Superman fan would say that lol

          • SAMURAI36

            Precisely.

        • SAMURAI36

          You do realize, that there is no “one” interpretation of Superman, right?

          Nah, of course you don’t. Carry on.

          • Carl

            There is one general idea of Superman that most people know and love. People want that because that’s what made Superman popular. MoS and BvS largely rejected because of this different representation of Superman.

          • Fenix

            Exactly, there is a general idea of Superman, a core set of principles and characteristics.

        • SAMURAI36

          Uh-oh, someone has learned a new word. Which you can tell, because he immediately begins misusing it.

          Never mind the fact that you acknowledge that Superman has acted differently at times, but somehow the fact that he has acted differently at the start of the DCEU, is somehow a problem.

          • Carl

            What’s the new word? lol

            Why would I be ok with Superman acting differently than he does 99% of the time? This shouldn’t have been an elseworld story. It should be the prime DC universe on film. We can only hope they do some Crisis or Flashpoint event to get us to the proper universe.

          • SAMURAI36

            What’s the new word? lol

            Figure it out. You’re still trying to figure out “slip”, remember?

            Why would I be ok with Superman acting differently than he does 99% of the time? This shouldn’t have been an elseworld story. It should be the prime DC universe on film. We can only hope they do some Crisis or Flashpoint event to get us to the proper universe.

            So, Superman has only acted “outside of himself” in an Elseworlds story, not in regular continuity?

            When’s the last time you’ve actually consistently read a Superman book?

          • Carl

            Superman Red Son was a great comic. I wouldn’t want them to make that the definitive movie version though. lol

          • SAMURAI36

            So, you’re on one extreme or another? It’s either Red Son or Boy Scout? You do realize that there’s A LOT of gray areas for Superman.

            Once again, when’s the last time you’ve consistently read a Superman book? Red Son was 13 years ago, and it was indeed an Elseworlds story.

      • Fenix

        Superman comics in the new 52 have been crap.

        • LupeX

          1. That’s you opinion – you’re free to be very wrong.
          2. Im NOT talking about New52, Im talking Silver Age. Including Alex Ross’ revered portrayals of the Man of Steel, Birthright, ..For The Man Who Has Everything etc.

          • Fenix

            I’d say you’ve exhausted your freedom to be wrong, Lupe.

          • LupeX

            Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, unfortunately that includes people like you who mistake opinions for facts. And youve shown yourself to be lacking in facts & all iv given are facts. #factslivesmatter

          • SAMURAI36

            #Factslivesmatter!! LOVE IT!!

    • xxjinzaxx

      I have a better idea for you. Why not just check out? Don’t watch anymore DC films. Or are you too weak willed? From someone to speak of “boy scout” you lack a lot of character yourself. Stick to your principles, man.

      • Carl

        So you have no argument, just petty insults. Enjoy the garbage they are shoveling in your face, eat it up like a gourmet meal. They’ll just keep serving you the same crap, while we laugh at your expense.

        I’ll keep criticizing them though, so I get something of quality one day because I care about seeing the DC characters represented well.

        • xxjinzaxx

          It’s not a petty insult. It’s a call out on your inability to reconcile the reality that it’s allowable for others to enjoy what you do not. Move on if it’s a lost cause to you. Let others enjoy what they do. That is what fandom is all about. Besides, who do you think you are; trying to redefine fandom? You’re nobody but bits translated into ascii (hey, me too!)

          As a person that uses a SEGA Saturn image as an Avatar to show his devotion to a SEGA product that was not popular and quickly abandoned, you should know better about fandom. But, you choose to criticize others for enjoying what they do and pass it off as advice. You are not doing anyone any favors with your hypocrisy.

          Proof: Here you are, passively showing support of the SEGA Saturn in spite of the general gaming audiences’ rejection of it and preferences to the PSX. While it had wonderful titles like Panzer Dragoon Saga, Snatchers, Lunar, Grandia, DF3 among others, it still failed because others preferred the PS. If you were in the know, which I assume you were, then you were privy to the fun fact that the SEGA Saturn had superior HW compared to the PSX, but the general gaming audience didn’t share that sentiment. They were not fans of SEGA products, period. To you, however, it was gold and perhaps the memories preserve that belief. Do you recall the idiotic console wars among fans? Did you participate in them? Or did you miss out on the trend and now you are trying to compensate for it?

          Are things making a little more sense to you now? Let others enjoy what they choose to. It’s no skin off your back. Simply run along and go play some Eternal Champions.

          My so-called “petty insults” stand.

          • Carl

            You have zero credibility when you go around insulting people.

          • xxjinzaxx

            No one likes being criticized, nor picked on for what they like. Thanks for being the example. You’re a good sport.

          • Fenix

            The thing is those Saturn games you mentioned, generally were recognized as being good games. The DCEU is not recognized as being good.

          • xxjinzaxx

            The point is, that regardless of the SEGA Saturn titles’ accolades in hindsight, the gaming audience still preferred PSX titles no matter what. Sales proved this. Also, the eventual exit of SEGA from the hardware business was the result of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” which is more proof that SEGA could do no-right in the eyes of the gaming community, even though they were right all along. Why? Because all eyes were on the “flawlessly perfect” PSX. The darling of gaming magazines and game critics.

            DCEU faces the same challenge, but luckily there is a market that can sustain the product. For how long? I do not know that, but for now it seems to have crossed the threshold of success no matter how you dice it.

            Don’t spin this and make it out to be anything else. It’s clear. A product, though superior or inferior, which is ultimately attributed to subjectivity, will always survive by its return on investment. Always.

            If it were the contrary, we would still have new episodes of TV shows instead of having them cancelled. Ghostbusters is a very good example where return on investment did not pay off. It seemed to have scored better than Suicide Squad among the sanctified critics, but in the end, the franchise was delegated to animated projects due to public disinterest. Basically, lack of ticket sales. What about Ben-Hur? Didn’t do so well either among its own Christian demographic. It had better reviews than BvS and Suicide Squad, not by much but it absolutely did anyways. So what happened? The dollar happened. The dollar is the proof of what people want, regardless of insider consensus.

            You and I can argue about this until we are both blue in the face, but again and again, the reality will stand that money talks. That is the gate to success in the kind of world we live in.

            As far as the quality of a film, project or product goes. I will be the last one to smear any of it. I have two reasons for that: #1 I am not a professional movie producer, director, nor insider; #2 I understand that whoever creates a product believes that they are making something good (not aiming for failure) and someone, somewhere out there will connect with it and see its original intent.

            So who am I to berate anyone for enjoying what they do? The best I can do is enjoy the heck out of things I find entertaining because I do not know for how long things will be around, let alone myself. Bottom line: I don’t take anything for granted. The big picture is always the better view.

          • SAMURAI36

            D&mn, you totally ripped this fool a new one. Nice.

          • SAMURAI36

            This is us on this site, protecting the truth:

            http://i.imgbox.com/OfZOwJng.jpg

          • Carl

            Exactly, you are the bad guys with a bad movie, protecting your own personal truth. lol

          • Carl

            I had both a Sega Saturn and PSX, they both had great games and bad ones. I don’t blindly love one or the other. I just have fond memories of the Sega Saturn and want to keep it’s memory alive.

            P.S. Snatcher, Lunar and Eternal Champions were on Sega CD not the Saturn, well unless you are from Japan.

          • xxjinzaxx

            Yup. You are correct about Snatcher, Lunar, and EC in the US.

            See? Although you had both, your most memorable experiences came from the Saturn, not the popular PSX. For me, nothing could ever supercede Panzer Dragoon Saga. Not Final Fantasy 7 thru 9, nor Metal Gear Solid. Xenogears came close, but there was something about Panzer Dragoon Saga that resonated with me most. Also, Grandia played better than the U.S. PSX version. PSX sucked at sprites.

            Had I been a SEGA Saturn naysayer, I wouldn’t have had that experience which many in the gaming community missed out on. Why? Because Sony and its Playstation could do no wrong in the eyes of the industry. The console wars was fierce and unnecessary like the Marvel vs DC one.

          • Carl

            I don’t have my most memorable experiences from the Saturn. I just have a special fondness for the Saturn that few do. Many people missed out on some really good games there. I also played many great games on the PSX and loved that system.

        • SAMURAI36

          No you don’t. You’re lying. You couldn’t care less about DC.

          • Carl

            I do care, I’ve told you many times. I like DC. Don’t try to label me a blind hater of something like you.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’d “told me” you watched SS, when we both know you didn’t.

            You can’t point out a single fault of Marvel, and when someone does it for you, you stick your fingers in your ears, and turn tail and run.

            You ‘like DC’, but the last Superman book you’ve read was a 3-issue Elseworlds story from nearly a decade and a half ago.

            Do tell, about how much you like DC again.

          • Carl

            There you go lying again. Like I said I’ve seen SS. Seen it all now. Like the cringe worthy Joker / Harley scene where he asks her to die for her, she says yes, he says that’s too easy, he asks her to live for him, she says yes, obviously cause that’s what she wants. lol

            A fault with Marvel Studios, ok, Malekith was a bad villain.

            Ok, again I like Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Justice League / Unlimited, Batman Beyond, Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Preacher, Watchmen, Blackest Night, Rebirth # 1 and more. So please shut up already about what you think you know about me.

          • SAMURAI36

            Didn’t even bother to read anything you wrote. Isn’t that how it works? Either way, who cares. Have fun lying to yourself.

          • Carl

            Well, if you are gong to just act ignorant then why should I ever bother with you? You don’t respect the truth.

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean, the way you did, when I presented the FACTS of how Marvel is failing in various areas, & you didn’t wanna hear/read it?
            Don’t worry though, we’ll see how much YOU “respect the truth”, when next month’s sales numbers come out.
            Hypocrite.

          • Carl

            But the facts are that Marvel comics are doing fine. Just saying that they aren’t doesn’t make it true. Your facts amount to little more than DC is doing better in the comics right now.

            Also I ignored you second epic rant because it was repeating the same crap. Get you point off in less words because I’m not trying to read your hate speech novels.

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO, you’re in denial. Based on your “logic”, the DCEU is doing fine as
            well, right? I’m asking, because you switch up & move the goal posts a lot, when it comes to this stuff.
            But no, Marvel is NOT doing “fine”, when it comes to their comics. Quality-wise, they’re in a slump, & sales-wise, they are steadily declining. I posted sales numbers, as well as anecdotal evidence, via fan comments, as well as retailer feedback to prove this.
            But you’d rather stick your head in the sand, rather than face this truth about your precious Marvel. I love how open minded you claim to be, yet this simple fact seems to really bother you.
            But that’s okay, cuz we’ll be revisiting this in a few weeks. And I’ll love watching you squirm at that time.

          • Carl

            Marvel comics are doing fine. They are in no trouble financial or creatively. No, comment boards don’t count as the be all end all in determining quality.

            The DCEU is doing fine financially but not creatively.

          • SAMURAI36

            LOL, I posted SALES CHARTS for you. What does that have to do with the comment sections?

            Keep singing that song. I’ll see you in a few weeks.

          • Carl

            Look back at what you said about the COMMENT BOARDS on those SALES CHARTS. lol

            Will those new numbers say that Marvel comics are in financial trouble?

          • SAMURAI36

            How do you know what I said? You claimed you didn’t even read it, remember?

            And don’t worry about what the numbers say right now. You’ll know in a few weeks.

          • Carl

            You’re getting mixed up. That’s not the comment I didn’t read. Go look back at what I said.

          • SAMURAI36

            See ya in a few weeks, Carlos!!

          • Carl

            Can’t wait for you to be a jerk again next week and hate on Marvel like it’s your job. Wait, does DC pay you to troll on comment boards like Marvel pays critics? lol

          • LupeX

            Can we NOT EVER skimp over the fact that @xxjinzaxx eviscerated @Carl by analogizing his Sega Saturn avatar to his self-absorbed hate crusade against the DCEU and its fans? The hypocrisy and lack of self-awareness in staggering.
            Such great insight that has been staring all of us in the face for months but somehow eluded us. Thanks for that @xxjinzaxx!

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO!!

  • SAMURAI36

    You idiots do realize that this interview is from almost 6 months ago, right?

    • LupeX

      It is from 6 moths ago, but the author just published the excerpts.

  • LupeX

    Superman and Batman have been portrayed in several different ways by several different authors. It’s a shame that Geoff Johns, Snyder, Terrio have not been allowed the creative freedom to tell their story. It has been a caucus of small minded and ultra aggressive fanboys who have distorted the great intentions of their efforts.
    I just watch Winter Solider, the best thing Marvel has ever created, and it draws such heavy inspiration from Man of Steel – the serious tone, the darkened colors, lots of destruction in the final act. but the MCU can do anything and this same caucus will act like it didnt happen.
    Captain America killed countless people in CW and there’s a lot of death and destruction. Captain America makes out with his “best girl’s” neice in the parking lot right after her funeral and his bros are fist bumping – imagine if Snyder did that? Why the uneven scales of judgement?
    The Snyders intentions are pure yet the loudest voices in fanboy journalism and criticism reject them and destroy their reputation in the eyes of many fans. It’s a shame.

  • James Alexander Kim

    So deep.

  • James Alexander Kim

    How long was batman’s rekatopnship after martha? 1 hour? From we need to kill him to deeply impacting his life after martha…how stupid do they think we are…sorry obvious.