Director hints at major villain in DC Comics tentpole film
Zack Snyder has offered up new details of the first “Justice League” movie ahead of even the spring release of “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
While defending his decision to reveal “Batman vs. Superman” villain Doomsday in the most recent trailer for that film, Snyder said Doomsday is just the tip of the iceberg.
“To us it really made sense to give [Doomsday] to the audience now,” Snyder told the Daily Beast. “I really wanted to make the audience a promise that… though I’m super excited and happy and fulfilled by the conflict of Batman and Superman, there’s also a bigger world to start to think about.”
“You have Doomsday, right? He doesn’t just crawl out of the ground,” he continued. “He has his own mythology, right? So that has to be explored.”
Snyder will set the tone for the DC cinematic universe with the release of “Batman v Superman,” and he is preparing a world that can be as interconnected as Marvel’s.
“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.
Snyder also praised “Justice League” screenwriter Chris Terrio, who also wrote the screenplay for “Batman vs. Superman,” and his ability to connect characters from across DC Comics.
“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?”