Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder debunks recent rumors that Warner Bros. was requesting for more Batman and less Superman in the film in post-production editing, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.
Snyder goes on to explain the only reason Batman would have more screen time than Superman in the film, is simply because they’ll have to explain his character in the world he’s in now, that’s differs to that of Nolan’s movies, while Superman had a full film to explain his place. But the screen time between the two characters is even after that point:
“Only in that because it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do—and you just had a whole Superman movie,” he smiled. “But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.”
Snyder also goes on to explain on the conflict between the two characters:
“They’re actually opposite sides of the same coin,” said Snyder. “It’s interesting because Batman’s a man and Superman’s a god, if you think about it in those terms. So their relationship is very contentious. What Superman sees as Batman’s limits, Batman sees as Superman trying to control him, acting like an absolute dictator.”
“What we went after was the humanity of each character,” he continued. “We tried to say, ‘What would Batman have to do to unravel Superman, and what would Superman have to do to unravel Batman?’ Their conflict is based on each others’ understanding of the other’s weakness. The fun of that is when you’re dealing with these mythological creatures—to make them human again, bring them back to earth. And to do that you have to know the rules before you can break them. They have to go all the way to the stratosphere before you can bring them back down.”
To read the full interview head over to The Daily Beast.