Zack Snyder talks DC Cinematic Universe

by Jamie Robinson
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1442244_CA_0610_zack_04_CMCZack Snyder has started to create the DC Cinematic Universe. With 2013’s Man of Steel followed by next year’s highly anticipated Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the DC movie world has started to take shape. However, Snyder says he was highly influenced by Christopher Nolan’s critically-acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy.
“If it was a Batman movie it would be a much more difficult proposition because of how good Chris’ movies are. We live in gratitude to those movies. Chris set a tone for the DC Universe, and separated us from Marvel in a great way. We are the legacy of those movies.”
Snyder says everything is “happening organically”, starting completely from scratch. While the Nolan movies have influenced the new films to some respect, the new films stand-alone from Nolan’s films. Snyder has his own separate vision.
“What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story. The first thing we had was the ‘Justice League’ concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve ‘Justice League’ in the coming together of those heroes,” He also teased what Empire magazine describes as an “elusive cameo” for Aquaman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Snyder wants to give other filmmakers a chance to put their own mark on the DC Cinematic Universe, such as David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie.
“I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like-minded conceptual jumping on points.”

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