Earlier this week a rumored surfaced that said Warner Bros. wanted more Batman and less Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yesterday at a press event for Zack Snyder’s new partnership with Doritos, The Daily Beast had a chance to chat with the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director. While he didn’t address yesterday’s rumor about making big changing during the editing process, he did confirm that the movie focuses on Batman more than Superman… at least in the beginning.
“Only in that because it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do—and you just had a whole Superman movie,” he smiled. “But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.”
Snyder also went on to talk about the conflict between Batman and Superman. A man vs. a god.
“They’re actually opposite sides of the same coin,” said Snyder. “It’s interesting because Batman’s a man and Superman’s a god, if you think about it in those terms. So their relationship is very contentious. What Superman sees as Batman’s limits, Batman sees as Superman trying to control him, acting like an absolute dictator.”
“What we went after was the humanity of each character,” he continued. “We tried to say, ‘What would Batman have to do to unravel Superman, and what would Superman have to do to unravel Batman?’ Their conflict is based on each others’ understanding of the other’s weakness. The fun of that is when you’re dealing with these mythological creatures—to make them human again, bring them back to earth. And to do that you have to know the rules before you can break them. They have to go all the way to the stratosphere before you can bring them back down.”
Those are just some of the highlights, check out Snyder’s full interview over at The Daily Beast for more!
SOURCE: The Daily Beast