Completing a promotion from Doritos and the Super Bowl that allowed a fan to work with the director, Zack Snyder sat down and spoke with Yahoo News regarding his oversight and control within the DC Cinematic Universe, rumors regarding his son playing Robin, and Steven Spielberg’s thoughts on the superhero genre!
His thoughts regarding the recent comments made by legendary director Steven Spielberg? “I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it. To me, the one thing I love about 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. 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.”
I guess Zack tends to disagree with Mr. Speilberg! When Zack Snyder was asked on whether he feels his movie will be ‘too-crowded’ with the likes of titans like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman he had this to say: “I try and stay central. There’s something really fun about bringing the other characters in, but it’s really about staying central to the real core mythology is what I think the audience enjoys most.”
What about the rumors? “There are so many, it’s insanity! It’s funny because every now and then someone will touch on something that’s kind of true, but the next thing they say makes me realize that they took a wild guess. They’ll say something and I’ll say, “Oh snap, they must have seen the script.” And then they’ll say, “And this happens!” And then I’ll go, “They have no idea what they’re talking about.” It’s fun for everyone to speculate and take shots and think of things and try to sell it. There’s an industry in selling your guess. [People think], “I’m going to make a fake script and look like I read the real one.” What length are you willing to go? There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them.”
I guess we are lucky at least that there is something very passionate about his work at the helm of the soon to be explosive DC Cinematic Universe!