In a new interview with Famous Monsters (Issue #284), Director Zack Snyder addresses fan concerns about pitting the two DC Icons against each other, the aging Batman, and the mass destruction in Man Of Steel.
All quotes from Issue #284
On Creating a believable Match up:
“The discovery of the story is that Batman fights Superman. Now move your superhero chess pieces so that can happen. And it can happen in a credible and interesting way. … It’s just incredibly satisfying and fun to dig into these two mythological characters and find a through line that allows them to come into conflict in a way that not only is philosophically satisfying, but also physically real.”
Ben Affleck, The Wiser, Older, Batman
“He’s not yet tired of his place in the world. He’s definitely still tooth-and-nailing it.”
Regarding the fan criticism of the destruction in Man Of Steel:
“I stand by it, because for me, I’ve always said when I was working on WATCHMEN — and maybe it’s sort of left over from a WATCHMEN philosophical sort of thing — that there should be consequences to superheroes’ interaction with the earth. And that was kind of the way that we approached MAN OF STEEL. I wanted a big consequence to Superman’s arrival on earth. Certainly, BATMAN v SUPERMAN sort of cashes in all its chips on the ‘why’ of that destruction.”
With Zack Snyder’s history of comic book films, and his obvious respect for source material, it goes without saying that he truly loves to do what he does. This year he is bringing fans into a fully formed DC Cinematic Universe with the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and once again later this year with Suicide Squad. Love him or hate him, Zack Snyder is here to stay.
You can check out the rest of the interview in stores with Issue #284.
Source: Famous Monsters