With Dorito’s annual “Crash The Superbowl” campaign coming to an end, director Zack Snyder is teaming up with the Frito-Lay to find a talented aspiring filmmaker, who will get the change to work with him on the set of one of the upcoming DC Extended Universe films, as well as a win a one million dollar prize.
While speaking with Yahoo about the contest, the director also talked about a number of other things, including the DC Extended Universe. When he was asked about his opinion on Steven Spielberg’s comments about how superhero movies would eventually “go the way of the western” in the future, Zack Snyder had the following to say:
“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. 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.”
When asked about the difficulty of overseeing such a large universe with many films including the likes of Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the two-part Justice League coming up in the next few years, Zack Snyder reassured that his main responsibility is working on the ones he’s directing and producing.
“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. 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.”
Zack Snyder also addressed the number of rumors regarding the DC Extended Universe that have been making the rounds on the internet, stating that his son isn’t playing Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as previously reported.
“There are so many, it’s insanity. 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?
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.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.