Zack Snyder on Man of Steel: ‘If you’re a comic book fan, you know I didn’t change Superman’

Zack Snyder was a guest on the “Hall of Justice” podcast with Seth Everett this week to talk about his upcoming Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest. After explaining that the winner gets to work with him on a future DC Comics movie, the majority of the interview shifted towards Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, and Justice League.

Snyder revealed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is about 99.9% done. They’re just waiting on some final 3D shots to come in and get approved. He also explained that fans won’t need to see Man of Steel before they see the sequel, and that he thinks of it as more of a prequel to the Justice League movie.

Snyder also addressed the criticism of Man of Steel, which had a darker take on Superman and even showed him killing one of his enemies. “People are always like ‘you changed Superman’,” Snyder explained. “If you’re a comic book fan, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you know the true canon, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you’re a fan of the old movies, yeah I changed him a bit.”

Snyder also argued that having the TV and movie universes separate are a very good thing for fans.

As opposed to trying to shoehorn all of these storylines into a single universe, we let the characters exist in multi-universe, and therefore it’s a lot more fun and a lot more value for the audience. They get to see their favorite and most beloved characters on different adventures at the same time in different universes and it really makes the meal a lot richer and a lot more fun. We get to go with these guys in all different directions and I think that’s really the joy of what we’re trying to do over here at DC.”

That’s an interesting way to look at it, and very “comic-booky”. Snyder also talks about working with Christopher Nolan, and more. Check out the full interview below!

SOURCE: Hall of Justice Podcast #28