Zack Snyder explains how the DC Extended Universe is ‘one giant story’

It’s no secret that Marvel has had a major head start on DC Comics in terms of one large, connected movie universe. But with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC is finally going to give it a try.

So how will Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Suicide Squad all make up the DC Extended Universe? By creating one giant story, according to Zack Snyder. Here’s what he had to say in the latest issue of Empire magazine (via Comic Book Movie):

“What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story. The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes.”

“I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like minded conceptual jumping on points.”

Meanwhile, producer Charles Roven explained how Warner Bros. and DC will attempt to connect all these different movies. They’re looking at it like a sandbox.

“We call it the sandbox. It has borders around it, but everybody gets to play in the sandbox. On Suicide Squad, David Ayer has a lot of specific control over his area of the sandbox. Even if he crosses the line a little bit, we see if we can push our boundaries back a little bit,” Roven explained.

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SOURCE: Empire (via Comic Book Movie)