Zack Snyder Talks About DC TV Universe & Batman Vs. Superman Justice League Prequel
Highlights include Snyder talking about whether or not the DC TV universe effects the movies:
This is the bottom line for me. I have 100% respect and love for what they're doing on TV. I think it's amazing. The joy and the fun of them speaks to the iconic, graphic nature of these characters. These characters are bigger than any of the actors playing them. Long after I'm done making a Batman v Superman movie, there will be someone else who makes it. It's almost like an American tradition now we've established that these characters will be played again and again, and they exist outside of us in this moment.
I think that's sort of the thing I've embraced, and as opposed to trying to shoehorn all of these storylines into a single universe, we let the characters exist in multi-universe, and therefore it's a lot more fun and a lot more value for the audience. They get to see their favourite and most beloved characters on different adventures at the same time in different universes and it really makes the meal a lot richer and a lot more fun. We get to go with these guys in all different directions and that's really the joy of what we're trying to do over here at DC.
Snyder also talks about the controversial reception of Man of Steel noting that "if you actually read Comics, you know I didn't change Superman." Snyder continues with talk of how he is a big comic book fan and wants to keep the characters in the movies similar to comic book canon. Snyder also says he considers Batman Vs. Superman a Justice League prequel; that they do go into Batman and Superman's backstory, and that the other Justice League members are only touched upon in Batman V Superman while noting the Wonder Woman movie goes into her story.
Snyder also mentions he and Chrisopher Nolan talked about using a new Batman, as Superman wouldn't fit into The Dark Knight Universe.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.