Zack Snyder has given us a peek behind the cape. During a Q&A for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder finally revealed some things about his version of Justice League. One of the most interesting tidbits was that he and writer Chris Terrio had finished the script before the World’s Finest-centric movie was released. As Justice League was due to start filming just two weeks after its predecessor was released, this makes sense. However, the fact that the duo was subsequently told they couldn’t shoot the version they’d written makes one wonder just what exactly Snyder could film. Part of his plan included the death of Lois Lane, which would have been the catalyst for Superman succumbing to the anti-life equation, which would’ve gone a long way towards explaining the infamous Knightmare sequence, one of the places in the film where Batman kills. The criticism towards the latter was also addressed a bit, with Snyder attempting to justify his controversial decision.
I have been a big defender of the Knightmare scene, as I was familiar with the various iterations of the character, particularly All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder and, most recently, The Batman Who Laughs. That being said, over the years I started to understand why people had issues with it. After all, this was not your typical Batman; this was a Frank Miller Batman done through Zack Snyder’s aesthetic. More to the point, this was something about which Snyder was passionate. I remember a few years ago, Snyder took a picture of himself on his iPad wearing a piece of the Bat armor; the caption read, “Never compromise your vision for anybody.” It’s clear that, whatever the case, the former DC adaption director and Warner Bros. did not see eye to eye. While I’m glad to know what Zack Snyder had planned for the DC team-up, I’m happy that at least for now, he’s moving on from the DC Universe, and I can’t wait to see what he will do with Army of the Dead.
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