While it has its supporters, Zack Synder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel has certainly had its detractors – particularly when it comes to the ending which saw Superman and Zod tear up Metropolis and presumably killing thousands of innocent people. However, there will always be one person who 100% defends it.
“I stand by it”, Snyder told Famous Monsters Of Filmland. “Because for me, I’ve always said when I was working on Watchmen – and maybe it’s sort of left over from a Watchmen philosophical sort of thing – that there should be consequences to superheroes’ interaction with the earth”.
“That was kind of the way that we approached Man Of Steel,” he adds. “I wanted a big consequence to Superman’s arrival on Earth. Certainly, Batman v Superman sort of cashes in all its chips on the ‘why’ of that destruction.”
What do you make of Snyder’s comments – did you like the ending of Man of Steel?
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) and Scoot McNairy (Argo).