Batman v Superman: Snyder and Affleck Address Collateral Damage Backlash

As far as they’re concerned, that’s the point.

As Comic-Con gets closer, Entertainment Weekly spoke with the forces behind the capes and cowls of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In particular, Director Zack Snyder and star Ben Affleck responded to fans’ criticism of the excessive damage Superman and General Zod wrought in the course of the previous Man of Steel. As far as they’re concerned, that’s the point…

“I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences,” says Snyder. The director says he had always intended for the dead to be counted. Indeed, Batman v Superman addresses these concerns head-on—Superman’s victims serve as Batman’s impetus to take him down. “One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings,” says Ben Affleck, who plays Batman. “And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016. Stay with SciFi Pulse for continuing Comic-Con coverage.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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