Zack Snyder talks ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Man of Steel’ criticism with Famous Monsters magazine

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Zack Snyder spoke to Famous Monsters magazine in their upcoming February issue which features a cool new look at Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here are some excerpts from the new Snyder interview:

Creating a Believable Title-Character Match-Up:

“The discovery of the story is that Batman fights Superman. Now move your superhero chess pieces so that can happen. And it can happen in a credible and interesting way. … It’s just incredibly satisfying and fun to dig into these two mythological characters and find a through line that allows them to come into conflict in a way that not only is philosophically satisfying, but also physically real.”

Regarding Ben Affleck’s Older, Wiser Batman:

“He’s not yet tired of his place in the world. He’s definitely still tooth-and-nailing it.”

Reacting to Criticism of Excessive Destruction in Man Of Steel:

“I stand by it, because for me, I’ve always said when I was working on WATCHMEN — and maybe it’s sort of left over from a WATCHMEN philosophical sort of thing — that there should be consequences to superheroes’ interaction with the earth. And that was kind of the way that we approached MAN OF STEEL. I wanted a big consequence to Superman’s arrival on earth. Certainly, BATMAN v SUPERMAN sort of cashes in all its chips on the ‘why’ of that destruction.”

SOURCE: Famous Monsters magazine