The DC Extended Universe, set to finally bring the much awaited big screen version of the Justice League to life, will have a major entrance with the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which open in theaters on March 25.
However, the film that started it all is actually director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” which introduced a new Clark Kent/Superman played by actor Henry Cavill. With Cavill’s Superman sporting a look different from what fans got used to seeing in the past, some say that that Snyder changed the Man of Steel.
In his recent appearance in the Hall of Justice podcast, Snyder addressed fan criticisms, saying that he “changed” Superman in terms of having Cavill portray him as the superhero should be.
“People are always like, ‘You changed Superman’,” Snyder said in the podcast. “If you’re a comic book fan, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you know the true canon, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you’re a fan of the old movies, yeah I changed him a bit. That’s the difference. I’m a bit of a comic book fan and I always default to the true canon. Not the cinematic canon that sort of, that in my opinion, plays fast and loose with the rules. And so, I feel like I tried to create a Superman that would set a tone for the world.”
In the podcast, Snyder also teased that while fans would indeed be seeing the entire Justice League assembled by the end of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the other members of the team will only play a “very small role,” except for Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot).