Zack Snyder talks Doomsday, ‘Justice League’, and the DCEU

The Daily Beast interviewed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder and tried to get to the bottom of some recent news. Last week, Snyder said that “there’s a bigger enemy to fight” in Justice League. So who is this bigger threat?

“Well, you have Doomsday, right? He doesn’t just crawl out of the ground. He has his own mythology, right? So that has to be explored…” Snyder explained.

Speaking of Doomsday, Snyder defended the decision to show the new villain in the latest trailer.

“We had a long conversation about just taking ownership of that, of giving it to the audience in a controlled way that I felt was consistent with the escalation of the campaign,” he said. Later adding “to us it really made sense to give [Doomsday] to the audience now. I really wanted to make the audience a promise that… though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman, there’s also a bigger world to start to think about.”

Snyder also commented on the entire DC Extended Universe:

“It is constantly evolving, but we’re starting to get a handle on where we’re going with the world,” he said. “That’s fun because it allows us now to be driving toward a goal that we don’t have to make up as much. The rules can be the rules, and the movie can exist in a closed universe… it allows us to tie things together. If there’s a movie over here doing this, and we’re over here doing this, now we’re all on the same page.

“It allows for a coherent universe, which is important,” he added. “I think that makes the experience a little more satisfying because we know where we’re going, so the misdirects can be stronger and the reveals can be bigger.”

Head on over to The Daily Beast to check out the full interview for more.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast