More coming from the Entertainment Weekly article where both Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck voice their opinion on the Man of Steel destruction and casualties and how it affects the world in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In Man of Steel, we saw for a split second that Zod and Superman’s battle destroyed a Wayne Satellite, however it appears now that they have destroyed more than just a satellite that belonged to Bruce Wayne.
From Ben Affleck:
“One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings,” says Ben Affleck, who plays Batman. “And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event.”
This is something some fans have speculated might have happened as early leaked images and videos did show Bruce Wayne saving people in what some theorize maybe a flashback sequence to the battle from Bruce Wayne’s point of view.
Zack Snyder also spoke up on why the Man of Steel ending had to happened, both in its own film and the overall DC Extended Universe:
“I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences,” says Snyder. The director says he had always intended for the dead to be counted. Indeed, Batman v Superman addresses these concerns head-on—Superman’s victims serve as Batman’s impetus to take him down.
“There are other superhero movies where they joke about how basically no one’s getting hurt,” Snyder says. “That’s not us. What is that message? That’s it’s okay that there’s this massive destruction with zero consequence for anyone? That’s what Watchmen was about in a lot of ways too. There was a scene, that scene where Dan and Laurie get mugged. They beat up the criminals. I was like the first guy, I want to show his arm get broken. I want a compound fracture. I don’t want it to be clean. I want you to go, ‘Oh my God, I guess you’re right. If you just beat up a guy in an alley he’s not going to just be lying on the ground. It’s going to be messy.”
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