How cool would it be to tour the Warner Brothers’ studios and have Zack Snyder in the Batmobile pop up and meet you for the chance to work with him on a future WB/DC Project? Pretty damn cool, which is likely how the three Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” finalists felt earlier today when Snyder took them by surprise, and what’s not surprising is to hear that Snyder loves the Batmobile (you can get a very close look at that here).
Speaking with MTV News, Snyder told the outlet:
“I do get to get in it quite a bit, more than when we were filming which is funny,” he told MTV News over the phone. “When I’m filming, I’m like, ‘Move that thing over there!’ I’m like, mad at it. But after we’re done shooting I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s my best friend! Yaay! Get in it! Love it!’”
“I love the design of it. I love the thing, it drives like crazy. You can skid it around, it’s like a frickin’ race car. And in that way it’s super practical. We did a huge chase with it and it drove, which is cool. It’s got a big Corvette engine in it and it can just run.”
Sounds like a beast of a machine for a man like Affleck, and a movie as loud and epic as Batman v Superman is shaping up to be.
Snyder then addressed the groan-inducing complaints of the most recent trailer “revealing too much” (You can read our thoughts about that here) and had some very wise words to say on the matter:
“I have the benefit of seeing the movie,” he pointed out “It’s cool that they think it’s too much and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know. There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.”
Which is essentially what everyone has been saying since the trailer premiered.
Snyder then went on to call the recent string of fake movie reviews, namely one featured on Reddit, “hilarious”, but he doesn’t find spoilers very funny…not one bit.
Of course I hate it when any spoilers come out!” he said. “You design the movie as a story that evolves as you watch it, so moment-to-moment [you’re thinking], ‘Oh my god, what’s going to happen next? Are they gonna live? Are they gonna die?’ So you want that experience for the audience, as much as you can. If you’re, as an audience member, exploring these articles, looking for answers to questions that you have, maybe you’re okay with knowing before you go. It’s like an individual taste. But like I said, I want people to see the movie without knowing.”
Spoiler culture has gotten out of control recently, especially on the internet with sites like Reddit, 4chan, and Twitter where users are constantly trying to outdo one-an-other in a contest to see who can spoil things the most creatively, like recently with Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Fallout 4.
Of course, movie “journalism” is just as bad when “reporters” label scoops as blatant spoilers just so that they can be even less-surprised when they enter a theater, but as long as they get retweets and ‘likes’, who cares?
We kind of tried to just listen to Wonder Woman… to preserve her mystery but understand her as much as we can, in the way that we see her in the movie,” he said. “You’ve got to listen to Wonder Woman because what Wonder Woman wants, Wonder Woman gets, that’s just how it is.”
“I think that Gal [Gadot] is amazing, an amazing Wonder Woman and really – I feel like there’s an atmosphere out in the world where [with] this giant iconographic strong female superhero, it’s time. It’s time for that. It’s long overdue.”
Snyder would know a few things about strong female heroes, being a man with such a great history of bringing them to the big screen since he has been a ‘feminist’ since before it was cool.
It’s nice to see that he and everyone else who are working on the project are excited to bring us Wonder Woman, just as we are excited to embrace her. Even as the Dawn of Justice ends though it seems that the anticipation for the feature Wonder Woman film is nearly on par with Justice League! So definitely expect Wonder Woman and her actress Gal Gadot to pop out like never before.
Snyder’s final words focused on the creepy/charismatic/genius/mad scientist Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and the criticisms people have levied against him so far:
“In the trailer, of course he comes across in a very specific way,” said Snyder. He and “Argo” screenwriter Chris Terrio had a lot of conversations about the sort of Lex they wanted to write before letting Eisenberg take the reins. “In the movie, he’s like a million times more sophisticated than what you get in 30 seconds. But that’s also the fun of it. That’s why you go to the movies, so you can actually see the context and understand the depth.”
I’m not holding my breath, but wouldn’t that be nice if everyone just waited to see the film before judging Zack and his work so that we can get some more varied interviews than Zack having to put bias detractors in their place time after time?
Maybe by Justice League 2 they’ll learn…
Either way, we’ll never lose faith in him, and we hope you’ll never lose faith in us! Stick around as we bring you the latest from Zack Snyder and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.