Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - "Watchmen"

"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" director Zack Snyder recently talked about his "Man Of Steel" follow-up, and how it all connects with his 'neo-noir' comic book movie "Watchmen"( 2009) based on the 1986–87 DC Comics limited series:

"I stand by it," Snyder said about the 'Metropolis' violence and massive loss of life during the third act in "Man Of Steel".

"...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.

"And that was kind of the way that we approached 'Man of Steel'. I wanted a big consequence to the 'Superman' arrival on earth. 

"Certainly, 'Batman v Superman' sort of cashes in all its chips on the 'why' of that destruction."

"The discovery of the ('Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice') 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."

As for actor Ben Affleck's take on the 'Bruce Wayne/Batman' character, Snyder confirmed, "He’s not yet tired of his place in the world. He’s definitely still tooth-and-nailing it..."

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