After a series of solo movies, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice saw the Dark Knight finally enter DC’s greatest cinematic universe. Ben Affleck’s version of Batman in the Zack Snyder movie was considered quite divisive, as this version of the character was older, bitter, and intent on killing Superman. In a new interview, Snyder gave his take on why his version of Batman was a difficult pill for the general public to follow.
“I don’t have a dog on the hunt. When I made ‘Watchmen’, it’s deconstructionist. It’s a movie that pokes holes in your heroes. And ‘BvS’ is the same thing. It’s supposed to say, Oh, Batman is drunk, take painkillers and He’s sleeping with an anonymous girl. He’s a broken person. He disguises himself as a bat and goes out at night and hits people. He’s in trouble. I think the movie came at a time when everyone was like, oh, we don’t want to That Batman. We want Batman to be the warrior monk which is great. And personally I’m fine with that. “
While previous films had portrayed Batman’s playboy alter-ego persona, BvS Bruce Wayne proved to be barely able to cope with both sides of his life, the rich old man who lives alone and the vigilante who has dedicated himself to marking and killing criminals. The rendering surprised many fans who were unfamiliar with The dark knight rises Comics in which this version of Batman was clearly modeled.
Eventually, negative reception to Batman v. Superman led to the derailment of Snyder’s plans for a Justice League movie trilogy. But the filmmaker does not seem to regret it, admits that he is not interested in making blockbusters that please the public and prefers the notoriety that BvS It has won among comic book movie circles since its release.
“BvS, whether I love it or not, is probably the most mentioned movie in hashtags and references. It’s the closest thing to a cult movie that could exist at this level of pop culture. Am I a provocateur? A little bit. It’s my job. to make a pop culture candy that you eat and forget the next day? No. [expletive] in a movie to make it nice and beautiful for everyone. Let’s be frank, there is no Aquaman cult. Jason is a force of nature and of course I want there to be 100 Aquaman movies because he’s an amazing guy. But it is not controversial. And by the way, because I love it, I made the difficult movies. “
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. This news originated in the New York Times.
Topics: Batman, Batman vs Superman, Justice League, Snyder Cut