“Man of Steel” director Zack Synder recently sat down with LA Times to discuss his controversial film and all the buzz surrounding the DC movie. He discusses with them a myriad of topics ranging from, the casting decisions that set the internet on fire, the burden that comes with making such an iconic film, as well as fanboy “talkback”. We’re going to highlight some of the more interesting questions and answers from the interview but you can check out the full article here.
LA: Have you started filming ‘Superman-Batman’?
Zack Snyder: “We’re getting ready to start shooting in a month or so. It’s going great. I’m very excited. It’s very fun to get into this world with different heroes coexisting in the same universe, but a lot of balls in the air as they say. As a fan, it’s an amazing opportunity. You know, Superman and Batman in the movies have never existed in the same frame together. So it’s an interesting historical thing. We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit.”
LA: How surprised are you by all the outcry over some of your casting choices? From Gal Gadot to Ben playing Batman? Jesse as Lex Luthor?
ZS: “It’s reassuring and frustrating at the same time. There are two ways to think about it. We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex.”
After reading the whole interview I feel a little bit more at with what Snyder is trying to do. We all know Snyder is capable of churning out some great movies; 300, Watchmen. But he’s just as well to lay a goose egg, like he did with his “baby” Sucker Punch.
But he seems to have a great understanding on the character and all of their mythos. So he’s trying to honor that and what we’re all familiar with and grew up with, but he’s offering a different spin on it.
He’s not losing any sleep over what we all have to say so some of our cries are falling on deaf ears but that’s not the worst thing in the world. I have confidence that Snyder knows what he’s doing and how historical this movie will become so he’s treating it as such.