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Published On: Tue, Mar 4th, 2014

Zack Snyder talks ‘Batman vs Superman’ defending casting decisions

Zack Snyder is will entrenched in his Man of Steel sequel, nicknamed Batman vs Superman by some, and gives fans an update on the production and speaks to the casting decisions.
 
Speaking with the LA Times in a March 3 interview Snyder gave an update on the current status of Batman vs. Superman.
 
“We’re getting ready to start shooting in a month or so. It’s going great. I’m very excited. It’s very fun to get into this world with different heroes coexisting in the same universe, but a lot of balls in the air as they say. As a fan, it’s an amazing opportunity.”
 
Fans have not been kind over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman or Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. During the interview, Snyder addressed these criticisms head-on.
 
“We know the material. Unfortunately, the fans don’t know the material. So, we’re casting according to what’s happening in the script. And we’re hoping that leads to enough originality, enough perspective on what we’re doing that you get something fresh and exciting. I understand the canon. I’m not crazy. I know what these characters need from a mythological standpoint. I think Jesse is going to be an amazing Lex. Let’s not forget he was nominated for an Academy Award. It’s not like I just grabbed my friend to play the guy! This guy’s the real deal.”
 
So how will Snyder intertwine the mythology of these two franchises.
 
 [The movie] literally takes the Man of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology. In Man of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!”
 
Check out the full interview HERE
 
Batman vs. Superman and will  be opening May 6, 2016.
 
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