Zack Snyder Confirms Fan Theory About ‘Batman v Superman’ Symbolism

Zack Snyder is known for using Vero as his go-to social media platform, and he recently used it to confirm his intent with one of Batman v. Superman‘s most crucial sequences.

A fan recently posted some observations on one of the movie’s major scenes involving Superman on Vero. In it, a montage of Superman’s heroic feats are shown, overlaid with broadcast news discussions on the political implications of a being like Superman becoming a part of their world. There’s obviously a bit of religious symbolism here, as Vero user The Kingslayer observes.

Vero User: Love this scene and the Zimmer score. Sums up what BvS is about really. Clark trying to do the right thing but everyone just refers to him as some ‘higher power’ as they say and the Day of the Dead partakers put their hands on him, almost as if he’s a God they could finally meet. Plus, the symbolism of Clark being dragged down by the people who died during his and Zod’s fight, symbolized by people dressed as skeleton, honoring the dead. Maybe that’s just my overthinking – still, super-duper scene.

Zack Snyder: No, no, that’s right.

Vero User: Sweet!

The scene also recalls a nightmarish vision that Superman saw in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel (also directed by Snyder) in which he sunk into a pit of skulls of Zod’s victims, a vision of what could happen if he chose to side with the invading Kryptonians instead of to the people of his adopted planet. This scene provides an interesting parallel in that instead of falling under the weight of people he failed to rescued, Superman is being honored by people whose lives were saved. While the film is pretty serious, there’s something kind of touching about that.

Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Mamoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Julian Lewis Jones and Michael McElhatton are also in the movie in unspecified roles.

Source: Vero, Reddit