Zack Snyder the director of 300 and Man of Steel recently addressed some of the issues fans have been buzzing about concerning the Man of Steel sequel or Batman vs Superman.
Superman and Batman have never shared the same screen before in a major feature film and when the Man of Steel sequel hits theaters it will continue the re-imagined Superman franchise and at the same time serve as a reboot to the Batman franchise. Director Zack Snyder is fully aware of what all this means and the pressure he’s facing.
Snyder said. “The movie literally takes the Man of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology. In Man of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!”
But not everything has been fun and games especially when it comes to the fans. Plenty of fans were floored when it was announced that Ben Affleck would be the next actor to suit up as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Gal Gadot wasn’t well received when she was cast as Wonder Woman and when Jesse Eisenberg was announced he would be playing Lex Luthor, well lets just say Ben Affleck was happy they wern’t talking about him anymore.
All this buzz about casting choices has not gone unnoticed by the director.
“We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let’s not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy’s the real deal.” Said Snyder.
Batman vs Superman is scheduled to begin filming in about a month and Snyder said he recently had one of those once in a lifetime moments.
“We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit. It wasn’t even with the actors, right? It was just to see ‘em. I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, “Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before.” We slightly dork out. Like, “Are you kidding me?!”
Man of Steel 2 or Batman vs. Superman however you see it is set for a May 6, 2016 release.