Zack Snyder Talks on Laying Down the Roadmap for the DC Extended Universe


The mastermind of the DC Extended Universe, Zack Snyder goes on to talk on laying down the roadmap for it in his recent interview with The Daily Beast, stating that it’s constantly evolving and where they’re going with the world building.

“It is constantly evolving, but we’re starting to get a handle on where we’re going with the world,” he said. “That’s fun because it allows us now to be driving toward a goal that we don’t have to make up as much. The rules can be the rules, and the movie can exist in a closed universe… it allows us to tie things together. If there’s a movie over here doing this, and we’re over here doing this, now we’re all on the same page. It allows for a coherent universe, which is important,” he added. “I think that makes the experience a little more satisfying because we know where we’re going, so the misdirects can be stronger and the reveals can be bigger.”

On Batman and Superman setting the tone of the the Universe and setting it apart from the other comic book films:

“They’re actually opposite sides of the same coin. 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.”

On working with Chris Terrio on what they think the mythology means in terms of making it real world:

“The great thing about having Chris Terrio as the writer of this project is it’s hard to get him not to do that. It’s in his DNA,” he said. “When we talk about it in mythological terms we’re always talking about, what does it mean to the world? What does it mean mythologically to us, now? What is the why of all of it? Those conversations are a big part of the genesis of all of the ideas, it also offers an opportunity because you have now a variety of perspectives on a single issue. That allows the conversation to be bolder and more lively in the debate, because of these varied points of view.”



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