Director Steven Spielberg recently made a controversial comment predicting that the superhero film genre could be heading in the same direction as Western popularity wise.
The director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder, responded to those comments in a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, and also addressed what he thought was so appealing about the DC universe.
“He might not be wrong, I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it.” Zack Snyder stated in the interview. “To me, the one thing I love working in the DC universe is that Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman are American mythology. It’s not about making a superhero, it’s a mythological universe that we live in. That I hope stands the test of time. They stood the test of time. That’s hopefully the sort of magic bullet. But who knows what audiences will want in the future.”
He also added “To me it’s about the drama, the humanity of it. Those are like Shakespearean characters, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, they have inherent drama built into their makeup.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theatres on March 25, 2016, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot.