In a recent interview, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder talked about the pressure that filmmakers face today. He also talked about his next superhero movie projects.
In the interview with Canoe, Snyder said that the filmmakers are under pressure to make “movies better.” The director pointed out that movies can’t be “just about big explosions” and should focus on “human stories.” He explained that the movies should look at the question of “what are they feeling?”
Talking about the “Justice League” movies that he will soon be directing, Snyder said that the movie was a “transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table” kind of a story. “We really have to figure out the why of them. And I think that we have,” the director said.
Snyder said that if someone had told him that he may get to direct a “Justice League” movie someday, when he first started his career in the movie business, he wouldn’t have felt it weird. The director, however, felt that he wouldn’t have realized, at that time, the influence superhero movies have had on pop culture.
The director felt that his forthcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a “mythology of these two massive icons” and felt that this makes the movie “compelling.” Snyder also said that the movie was “in a way” the sequel to “Man of Steel,” which was released in 2013. He also said that it would be “interesting” to see what a standalone Superman movie would be like now.
In a previous interview with Yahoo, Snyder said that it was not always clear what the audience will want in the future. The director had echoed similar sentiments about pressure on filmmakers even in that interview. He later added that filmmakers shouldn’t “crank out superhero movies for the sake of it.”
Apart from directing three forthcoming superhero movies, Snyder is also the producer for “Suicide Squad,” “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman.” His next movie, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” is slated to be released on March 25, 2016 and the role of the two main superheroes in the movie will be played by Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne) and Henry Cavill (Clark Kent).