Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the many voices you heard in the beginning of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Tyson was on The Daily Show on Thursday night to promote his new show StarTalk, which premieres on Monday on the National Geographic Channel. His first guest is Christopher Nolan, and they’re going to discuss the science behind Interstellar.
But during his interview on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart asked about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tyson voluntarily offered to tell everyone what it’s about. Check out his comments in the video below.
It almost sounds like Superman is the villain in this movie, not Batman as many fans assumed. Batman has a figure of authority to report to — the Mayor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (spoiler alert: here’s why it’s not Commissioner Gordon). And public likes that. Batman makes them feel safe. Superman on the other hand, has no public figure to report to. He just does whatever he wants.
“At the end of the day, what might matter is the public reception of the superheroes conduct. If Batman executes our wishes in the city, and Superman does whatever the hell he wants… that’s a conflict.” Tyson explained.
The trailer set this up pretty well, but it’s cool to get it explained a bit more from someone who worked on the movie. Do you like the direction it’s going? Sound off in the comments below!