The foundation of the modern DCEU is the films that Zack Snyder made, starting with Man of SteelThen came Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, possibly the most controversial entry in the franchise to date. In a recent interview, Debroah Snyder, who produced the film, weighed in on the strongly divided responses Batman vs Superman, and the way some of the press denounced the film for not being what they expected.
“We’ve had our share of the unfriendly press. Some of it though … It’s interesting because I think … [Batman v Superman] is the perfect example. “It’s too dark.” Too dark compared to what? I think some of the responses were, ‘It’s not funny enough. It’s not the movie I expected. ‘ And you are [saying], “Is that the fault of the movie or is it your fault because you have a preconceived idea of what it should be?” It was quite interesting reading things like that. “
When Batman vs Superman was first released, it received a string of negative reviews. Everything from the cast of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, to the plot where the Man of Steel went toe to toe with the Dark Knight, to the killing of Superman, was subjected to a lot of online vitriol.
Perhaps the most criticized and derided scene in the entire movie was what has come to be known as the “Martha” moment. That was the scene where Batman, who is about to stab Superman with a kryptonite spear, is stopped when he learns that Superman has a mother named Martha. Recently, Zack Snyder also waded into the debate surrounding the scene and the negative way the press responded to it.
“I’m obviously a fan of, and very interested in how ‘Martha’, that concept is central to the movie. I mean it’s 100% the linchpin that keeps the whole movie together. I think it’s indicative from the way Batman v Superman was told that his central tenant was a little belittled and ridiculed. I personally think it’s like this beautiful and incredibly symmetrical idea that it completes it as a concept. It’s all 100% with the intention and intention to all be the images you see, as far as their inspiration and things like that. “
Hopefully Snyder’s legacy in the DCEU will come in a better light when the “Snyder Cut” of Justice League finally comes out on HBO Max. Zack Snyder’s Justice League Featuring 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. The film will be released on HBO Max on March 18.
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