Batman Vs. Superman

Despite a facepalm-worthy opening question (Who’s better, Superman or Batman?) USAToday have just published a revealing interview with Zack Snyder on the oncoming superhero juggernaut that is Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

A choice revelation from Snyder, fanboy-baiting certainly, is his ambition at one time to tackle one of Batman’s iconic stories,

…[Snyder] figured he’d one day tackle an adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal 1980s masterpiece The Dark Knight Returns, which pits a retired Batman against government agent Superman.

This clearly seems to be a heavy influence on Snyder’s Batman as he talks of the 75 years of the caped crusader allows for him to jump straight into Batman as a fully-formed, perhaps world-weary, force. Also up for quick discussion is the title,

[Snyder] explains that having the “v” instead of “vs.” is a way “to keep it from being a straight ‘versus’ movie, even in the most subtle way.”

We can expect subtlety then, that’s good. Sadly the expanded DC universe isn’t up for much discussion, worryingly Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman barely merits a mention, expect for the troubling ‘she’s working out and getting buff and ripped’. Great.

They also debuted a new picture which you can see here.


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Photo by Clay Enos. It doesn’t say what camera he used.