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09.09.2015
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We've gotten a taste of the DC Cinematic Universe with MAN OF STEEL, but with the release of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE on its way we should get a much better look at what the DCCU has in store for us. Zack Snyder is the man in charge of these films and it's really his vision which will be guiding the DCCU; while speaking with Yahoo, Snyder was asked how he handled overseeing so many films:

I’m staying with Batman V Superman and Justice League and Justice League 2 — those are my main responsibilities, as well as producing the other movies. That’s the main line. Once you get Justice League, you’re pretty deep in it. But like I was saying, not to be a selfless promoter of our program, what it shows is that we have this giant berth of opportunity with the DC movies now to I think find the opportunities for even young filmmakers to even get involved because there are so many projects.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE will serve as our introduction to many of the new heroes but Snyder told Yahoo that he will "try and stay central" to Batman and Superman. "There’s something really fun about bringing the other characters in, but it’s really about staying central to the real core mythology is what I think the audience enjoys most." Last week Steven Spielberg had said that it was only a matter of time before the superhero genre went the way of the Western and imploded; Zack Snyder, despite being at the head of many of those superhero films, seems to agree with him:

He might not be wrong. I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it. To me, the one thing I love working in the DC universe is that Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman are American mythology. It’s not about making a superhero, it’s a mythological universe that we live in. That I hope stands the test of time. They stood the test of time. That’s hopefully the sort of magic bullet. But who knows what audiences will want in the future.

As the superhero genre is still hugely popular, it's only natural that a large percentage of movie rumours reported have to do with films set in the DC or Marvel universes. Snyder stays up to date on the various rumours which make the rounds, even saying that some of them come close to the truth.

There are so many, it’s insanity. It’s funny because every now and then someone will touch on something that’s kind of true, but the next thing they say makes me realize that they took a wild guess. They’ll say something and I’ll say “Oh snap, they must have seen the script.” And then they’ll say, “And this happens!” And then I’ll go, They have no idea what they’re talking about. It’s fun for everyone to speculate and take shots and think of things and try to sell it. There’s an industry in selling your guess. [People think], “I’m going to make a fake script and look like I read the real one.” What length are you willing to go? There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE opens on March 25, 2016.

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10:43AM on 09/10/2015
Though Spielberg may have a point, I like Snyder's swag and determination regarding the WB/DC universe. He seems to really be confident in the world he's building, and I'm a big fan. Tbh the Marvel formula has become tired to me, and the drama, gravity, and dark nature of Snyder's films appeals to me more. Let's hope he's crafted something great with BvS.
Though Spielberg may have a point, I like Snyder's swag and determination regarding the WB/DC universe. He seems to really be confident in the world he's building, and I'm a big fan. Tbh the Marvel formula has become tired to me, and the drama, gravity, and dark nature of Snyder's films appeals to me more. Let's hope he's crafted something great with BvS.
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9:15AM on 09/10/2015
Every major superhero films ever made were American products, what's his point?! Only an American would say something like this. :P
Every major superhero films ever made were American products, what's his point?! Only an American would say something like this. :P
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11:10PM on 09/09/2015
In Snyder I trust. Absolutely loved Man of Steel and thought it was a great starting point for this new DCCU. And judging by how great Batman vs Superman looks, there's no reason to doubt that Snyder hasn't done it again, in terms of scope and storytelling. Absolutely can't wait to see what he does with the entire Justice League at his arsenal when he has only been focusing on Superman and Batman.

And the guy has also arguably directed my favorite comic book film of all time, with Watchmen.
In Snyder I trust. Absolutely loved Man of Steel and thought it was a great starting point for this new DCCU. And judging by how great Batman vs Superman looks, there's no reason to doubt that Snyder hasn't done it again, in terms of scope and storytelling. Absolutely can't wait to see what he does with the entire Justice League at his arsenal when he has only been focusing on Superman and Batman.

And the guy has also arguably directed my favorite comic book film of all time, with Watchmen. So I have all the faith in the world for Snyder to deliver on all cylinders.
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11:36PM on 09/09/2015
Apart from the ending, I really think Watchmen is a superhero movie that is most faithful to the original source novel.
Apart from the ending, I really think Watchmen is a superhero movie that is most faithful to the original source novel.
12:07AM on 09/10/2015
The other thing from Watchmen I didn't care for was when Dreiberg and Laurie kill the thugs in the alleyway, because it changed the dynamic of the characters to have them be retired vigilantes that didn't mind killing, because then Dreiberg has no business lecturing Rorschach on his methods. If Snyder hadn't lingered on that scene I might believe those muggers lived. Nitpicking? Maybe. I still didn't care for it.
The other thing from Watchmen I didn't care for was when Dreiberg and Laurie kill the thugs in the alleyway, because it changed the dynamic of the characters to have them be retired vigilantes that didn't mind killing, because then Dreiberg has no business lecturing Rorschach on his methods. If Snyder hadn't lingered on that scene I might believe those muggers lived. Nitpicking? Maybe. I still didn't care for it.
11:37AM on 09/10/2015
"because then Dreiberg has no business lecturing Rorschach on his methods." but then it shows that Dreiberg DID infact miss being a vigilante and that he WAS wrong in lecturing Rorschach.
"because then Dreiberg has no business lecturing Rorschach on his methods." but then it shows that Dreiberg DID infact miss being a vigilante and that he WAS wrong in lecturing Rorschach.
9:27PM on 09/09/2015
I'm just glad that DC is finally going head to head with Marvel in a big big style. It's like a Double or Nothing situation for DC. If all these new movies from DC aren't working, nothing will. It's a big bet for DC.
I'm just glad that DC is finally going head to head with Marvel in a big big style. It's like a Double or Nothing situation for DC. If all these new movies from DC aren't working, nothing will. It's a big bet for DC.
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