Batman v Superman: Zack Snyder Confirms More Bats Than Supes

Zack Snyder confirms more Batman than Superman in Batman v Superman

While promoting the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl ad contest, director and DC Extended Universe godfather Zack Snyder confirmed to The Daily Beast recent rumors that Batman v Superman will emphasize the Dark Knight over the Man of Steel. However, it sounds like that was the grand design from the get-go, which lines up with what we’ve been hearing down the line from various sources. 

“Only in that because it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do—and you just had a whole Superman movie,” confirmed Snyder. “But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.”

One battle for supremacy that’s very UNEVEN right now is the one between DC and Marvel’s cinematic universes, and Snyder took a little potshot at the competition by comparing the longevity/mythological status of characters in the DC roster like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

“I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they’re Batman and Superman,” Snyder said. “They’re not just, like, the flavor of the week Ant-Man — not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next Blank-Man?”

The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl ad contest will return for one last time this year, with the winner being given the opportunity to work with Zack Snyder on the set of an upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment film, in addition to a $1 million prize. For more details on the context, you can click here.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film. Jason Momoa will also be making an appearance as Aquaman. The film is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016.