After a series of solo films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice saw the Dark Knight finally enter the greater DC cinematic universe. Ben Affleck’s take on Batman in Zack Snyder’s film 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 tough pill for the general public to follow.
“I don’t have a dog in the hunt. When I made” Watchmen “it’s deconstructivist. It’s a movie that pokes holes in your heroes. And” BvS “is the same thing. It’s meant to say, Oh, Batman is drunk. and taking painkillers and sleeping with an anonymous girl He’s a broken person He dresses up like a bat and goes out the door at night and beats people up He’s in trouble I think the movie was on a The point came that everyone was like, oh, we don’t want that Batman. We want Batman to be the tough warrior-monk. And I personally think that’s fine. “
While previous films played Batman’s playboy alter-ego persona, BvS Bruce Wayne showed barely able to deal with both sides of his life, the old rich man who lives alone, and the vigilante who has devoted himself to branding and killing criminals. The portrayal shocked many fans who were not familiar with it The Dark Knight Rises comics that this version of Batman is clearly modeled on.
Ultimately, the negative reception comes about Batman vs Superman led to the derailment of Snyder’s plans for a Justice League trilogy of films. But the filmmaker does not seem to have any regrets and admits that he is not interested in making audience-loving blockbusters, preferring the fame that BvS has won in comic book movie circles since its release.
“BvS, love it or hate it, it’s probably the most cited 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 Is my job to make a pop culture candy that you eat and forget the next day No, I would rather [expletive] if you are in a movie make it fun and beautiful for everyone. Let’s face it, there is no cult of Aquaman. Jason is a force of nature and I want at least 100 Aquaman movies to come because he’s a great guy. But it is not controversial. And I purposely, because I love it, made the movies difficult. “
Zack Snyder’s Justice League 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.
Subjects: Batman, Batman vs Superman, Justice League, Snyder Cut