Director Zack Snyder has explained the origin of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s infamous Martha scene.
Batman v Superman wasn’t the game changer that DC was hoping it to be and while there were some aspects of the film that were praised there were moments like the infamous ‘Martha’ scene that have caused ridicule.
The scene involves a tussle between the two heroes and the revelation that both of their mothers are called Martha, which caused differences between the two to be put aside. Years and many memes later, Zack Synder has explained the origin of this scene at a recent panel (via Screen Rant’s Stephen Colbert):
“It’s funny, because we, [screenwriter] Chris Terrio and I, we did reach that point in the movie, in our discussions… we knew how to get them to fight, right? But how do you get them to stop fighting? That’s a tough one. And we sort of were just throwing down on their humanity and Batman realizes Superman has humanity, he’s not just a creature, he’s a man — he’s an alien, but he is as human as, in a lot of ways, he’s more human than him, right? He’s sort of embraced all the good parts of the human race, and so Batman’s able to sort of see, in a lot of ways, a thing that he is not. And I think that that was how we started to talk about it… Then we started to talk about how it could work, and if it was Lois (Amy Adams) that said it, maybe it’s better, it’s that kind of thing. Look, it’s a mythological construct, I have no problem with that part of it.”
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