Zack Snyder Talks BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE; Plus Our First Look At Superman

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batman v supermanWe got our first look at Ben Affleck‘s Batman a few monhts ago, and now we get our first peek at Henry Cavill‘s slightly updated Superman costume in Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The pic was revealed along with a few interesting tidbits from the director this morning in a big story from USA TodaySnyder offers up a few words on Affleck‘s Batman, tells how much filming he has done with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and even explains the “V” in the movies’ title.

Snyder tells the site that Dawn of Justice, for all purposes his prequel to the Justice League film tentatively scheduled for 2018, is “thicker, denser, and more epic than Man of Steel.” Part of the reason for all those adjectives is the introduction of Batman. The director says that he was in no rush to introduce the Caped Crusader into his Superman film, but “on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in.” And luckily we won’t have to sit through another origin story, because Affleck‘s Batman will have already been fighting crime for years. Snyder says part of the reason we’ll just be thrown into Batman‘s story is because he’s an iconic character with 75-years of backstory, so people are pretty familiar with who he is and what he does. Plus, he says “it’s cooler to see a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.

As for the other big superhero in Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, the director says he has not filmed any scenes with the actress in costume yet. She has been spotted on set filming scenes involving a shopping trip, but she hasn’t actually been Wonder Woman just yet. Snyder says that the actress is “working out and getting buff and ripped” right now.

And for the film’s rather controversial title of Batman v Superman and not vs Superman, the director sayst hat he went with “v” instead of “vs” as a way to “keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle ways.” So while Batman and Superman may come to blows, this isn’t a straight up versus movie. Hopefully that means we can avoid some of the tropes that come along when superheroes meet, fight, then team up to fight the larger threat. What do you think about Snyder‘s comments? What are your thoughts about Cavill posing on what appears to be a rooftop in Gotham City?

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Source : USA Today