DC Comics is looking for a breakout year with the release of two big hero themed films in the next eight months. But more than that, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” will only be laying the groundwork for a bigger universe that will be rolled out.
Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” recently expressed his sentiments about the finished project as well as the future blockbusters that he is ready to helm.
“I love Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman, but having Flash and Aquaman and Cyborg and to see them all standing together, it’s a pretty dorky and cool experience for me,” Snyder gushed in an interview with USA Today.
“Basically every one of those characters has a logo that you would recognize without them standing there, and that’s a hard thing to achieve in this pop-culture world. We have history to draw on, but we also have these new frontiers to forge,” he added.
Aside from building the foundation of the DC Universe, Snyder is also tasked to be the director of the culmination of all the well loved characters from the comic book giant. “Justice League” will be a two-part movie which will be released in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
Before that, however, Snyder was also asked about Wonder Woman’s role in “Batman v. Superman.” Played by Gal Gadot, the epitome of woman empowerment has been in some snippets of the trailers released so far for the film.
“She’s a powerful female superhero, which is a thing we haven’t had for a while,” Snyder said. “She’s a piece of IP that basically exists in pop culture in a way where every kid’s got a Wonder Woman T-shirt and they don’t really know why. I want to give the why back to that.” And while admittedly, Wonderwoman will be playing a limited role in the movie, fans can look forward to a larger role come “Justice League.”
In a separate interview, Jesse Eisenberg also revealed his thoughts in playing the main villain of the movie, Lex Luthor. Sitting with The LA Times, Eisenberg said, “When you’re doing a movie like this and playing a character that’s already been played, the further away it is from those previous incarnations the better. Because chances are, especially with a guy like Gene Hackman or Kevin Spacey, you’re not going to get favorably compared.”
Snyder has already previously stated that there is more to Eisenberg’s character than what was shown in the trailer.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will hit theaters on March 5.