Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman movie will include a number of controversial choices – the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor being two of the most common. Yet, as more and more Justice League characters are confirmed or rumored for the project, skeptical fans have started to wonder how so many iconic heroes can fit into a single film – especially since Warner Bros. has positioned the movie as a sequel to Man of Steel (not an Avengers-style superhero team-up).
It’s certainly possible that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, along with potential appearances from Aquaman and/or Cyborg, could be short cameos that help establish the DC Entertainment shared movie universe but, even if that is the case, Snyder still runs the risk of distracting viewers with future setup at the expense of a core Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor story. But what does the man who is responsible for that story, David Goyer, have to say about balancing all of these high profile heroes in one film?
Previously, Snyder claimed that Batman vs. Superman would take the character’s respective universes and “explode them,” so Goyer has been faced with a tough challenge: ensure the filmmakers don’t sacrifice quality in their follow-up while also balancing any requisite threads for future DC Entertainment movies.
According to the writer, who recently spoke with Collider, it all comes down to honoring the characters – even if that means ruffling a few fan feathers:
“I always try my best to honor every character. When you’re dealing with big iconic characters, there’s a lot of fan pressure to get it right, and I respect that and admire that passion enormously. At the same time, you can’t let your creative process be too crowded by that or distracted by it. It’s not always one uniform opinion of how you should portray this character or that character. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of walking that razor’s edge. You just have to do your best and know what’s out there, but at the same time, follow your own muse.”
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source: screenrant.com by Ben Kendrick, Collider