Have issues with Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”? Don’t expect his upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to answer those problems. Speaking with Cineplex, actor Henry Cavill revealed that ‘Dawn of Justice’ will intentionally not address criticisms lobbed at his first outing as the Last Son of Krypton:
“The reception of my first Superman movie, from what I’ve read, was fairly mixed. Everyone I’ve spoken to enjoyed the movie, but [not] unlike if you’re going to meet a stranger in the street, they’re not going to badmouth you to your face.
There’s no intentional move, I don’t think, in Batman v Superman to address any issues that people had with Man of Steel. It’s just a continuation of that storyline and they continue to develop that world and introduce new characters.
I think maybe people may look down on some popular-culture stuff, but they’re actually very complicated and interesting characters. Superman especially, he’s just wonderfully rich and one of those things, for me, that’s just enjoyable to play.
There’s so far you can go with it; if you really, really delve deep into the character, there’s so much you can do. It’s just about exploring it within the vehicles and finding what you want to do. He’s going to have some very interesting character development in this one.”
Meanwhile, speaking with Obsev, the film’s director Zack Snyder says that he thinks that the new movie will deal more with the conflict between the two heroes rather than a straight-up hero vs. villain tale- resulting in an interesting character study for the rest of us:
“I think that the fun of the movie is that in the end, it’s drama. In the end it’s about, they have to figure out each other in order to fight each other, so it’s really about what makes them tick and how that works out in a conflict.”
Snyder confirmed he’s working on the early stages of the “Justice League” project which is a logical next step: “In a weird way, ‘Justice League’ is the next step for these characters to form a bigger team. Maybe there’s a bigger enemy to fight.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens March 25th.