“Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder has once spoken about the criticism levelled at the “destruction porn” of that film’s final act. Talking in the latest issue of Famous Monsters Of Filmland (via Henry Cavill News), Snyder stands by the choice and not just because it has a huge bearing on the story for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”:
“I stand by it, 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. 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.”
Snyder then discussed ‘Dawn’ and the satisfaction (and difficulty) of bringing the two iconic heroes to blows in a credible and engaging way:
“The discovery of the story is that Batman fights Superman. Now move your superhero chess pieces so that can happen. And it can happen in a credible and interesting way… It’s just incredibly satisfying and fun to dig into these two mythological characters and find a through line that allows them to come into conflict in a way that not only is philosophically satisfying, but also physically real.”
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in cinemas March 25th.