Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder continues to release tidbits and secrets from his time working on BvS, and now the director has revealed why Batman would use a spear to combat Superman despite his unlimited access to all sorts of technology.
Posting the reveal to his official Vero account and further shared by a Reddit user, Zcak Snyder confirmed his commitment to religious symbolism by sharing a picture of Jesus on the cross, with the Spear of Destiny, Holy Lance being used to stab him as he hangs. Check it out below:
Zack Snyder further confirmed the symbolism while interacting with a fan who was discussing the allegories found throughout Batman v Superman, saying he and writer Chris Terrio had many discussions on how to layer the Spear of Destiny, Holy Lance symbolism with Gordian knot allegories. Take a look:
I was discussing just a slice of the allegory embedded in #BatmanvSuperman on VERO. This particular topic was on my thoughts on the Sword of Alexander and the Gordian Knot as it relates to Bruce, Lex, Clark & Doomsday.
Here are some of Zack’s thoughts on it in the discussion. pic.twitter.com/iPARqwrhuy
— ComicBook Debate (@ComicBookDebate) April 3, 2018
What do you think of Snyder’s use of religious themes and motifs in the DC Films universe? Does it add layers and enrich the films for you, or would you have preferred they stay away from these ideas and focused on straight superheroics? Let us know in the comments!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Streaming formats. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne, and Lauren Cohan as Martha Wayne. The film also features cameo roles from Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry (Aquaman), and Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg).