Zack Snyder Says There’s Plenty Fans Don’t Know About Batman v Superman


After the heavy criticism towards the latest Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, where some fans stated the trailer gave too much away, that it basically outlined the first, second and third act of the film and a Reddit user who was said to have seen the movie and has since supposedly spoiled it, Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder confirms in an interview with MTV News, that there’s a lot of the movie that’s not in the trailer and called the Reddit review “hilarious”.

“I have the benefit of seeing the movie,” he pointed out “It’s cool that they think it’s too much and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know. There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.”

When it comes to actual out-and-out leaks, however — such as a recent viral Reddit post claiming to be a spoiler-laced review of the unreleased film (which Snyder called “hilarious”) — the director is much less understanding.

“Of course I hate it when any spoilers come out!” he said. “You design the movie as a story that evolves as you watch it, so moment-to-moment [you’re thinking], ‘Oh my god, what’s going to happen next? Are they gonna live? Are they gonna die?’ So you want that experience for the audience, as much as you can. If you’re, as an audience member, exploring these articles, looking for answers to questions that you have, maybe you’re okay with knowing before you go. It’s like an individual taste. But like I said, I want people to see the movie without knowing.”

Synder also goes on to talk about Wonder Woman:

“We kind of tried to just listen to Wonder Woman… to preserve her mystery but understand her as much as we can, in the way that we see her in the movie,” he said. “You’ve got to listen to Wonder Woman because what Wonder Woman wants, Wonder Woman gets, that’s just how it is.”

“I think that Gal [Gadot] is amazing, an amazing Wonder Woman and really – I feel like there’s an atmosphere out in the world where [with] this giant iconographic strong female superhero, it’s time. It’s time for that. It’s long overdue.”

Synder also goes on to defend the context of what we see of Lex Luthor in the trailer:

“In the trailer, of course he comes across in a very specific way,” said Snyder. He and “Argo” screenwriter Chris Terrio had a lot of conversations about the sort of Lex they wanted to write before letting Eisenberg take the reins. “In the movie, he’s like a million times more sophisticated than what you get in 30 seconds. But that’s also the fun of it. That’s why you go to the movies, so you can actually see the context and understand the depth.”

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