When fans get to see The Man of Steel in the upcoming film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” he will be the hero that had gone through moral complexities in his life. As revealed by the film’s director, Zack Snyder, Superman, in the upcoming film, will be dealing with the dilemma and the underlying consequences of becoming the powerful and popular superhero that he is at the present time.
In his recent interview with DC All Access as reported by Coming Soon, Snyder revealed that The Man of Steel, aside from getting on the bad side of Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne, will find himself facing the other side of being a hero figure to the people. As he will eventually discover, troubles and scrutiny in becoming a hero do not only come with the massive public destruction that alien attacks bring to the city.
“Over the last two years he’s basically been Superman as pop culture would know him. He’s been righting wrongs, there have been floods, mines have collapsed, bridges have collapsed, churches have caught on fire,” Snyder shared. “He’s basically been a hero. When we find him, he’s been dealing with the everyday world of being a superhero, but there’s a paradigm shift happening in that the unintended consequences of some of those rescues are starting to come into fruition. He’s starting to see that every action has a reaction. Like, if you’re just taking a cat out of a tree, you can’t touch anything or the arborists will say, ‘He damaged the tree branch when he got the cat down.’ Or, ‘The cat wasn’t neutered, so now there’s thousands of cats.’ There’s no winning anymore for Superman.”
Snyder also shared how the main conflict of the film will stem from the perception of Bruce Wayne on Superman. Judging by what he sees from the media and experiencing firsthand the consequences of the events caused by the arrival of Superman, Batman will not let any more people die should a catastrophic event happen again.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opens in theaters on March 25.