Zack Snyder Confirms a Fan Theory That Ties 'Batman v Superman' and 'Man of Steel' Together

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 11:51AM
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 11:51AM
Zack Snyder Confirms a Fan Theory That Ties 'Batman v Superman' and 'Man of Steel' Together
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For decades, the tale of Superman has been one of aspiration. Humans, Supes reminds us, are capable of incredible things—we just need to stick to the side of good. The character might have had his fair share of edgy adventures (and an awful mullet) at different points in his history, but at his core, he's always been a family-friendly hero that stands as a beacon of hope and optimism for the future.

Then Zack Snyder drowned him in a river of skulls.



Along with Jonathan Kent's insistence that Clark should let a bus of innocent schoolchildren drownMan of Steel is a far cry from the brighter, let's face it, more enjoyable adventures of the Christopher Reeve era of Superman movies. But wait, Zack Snyder wasn't done with burying his hero in skulls just yet. As if to rub salt on the wound, he did it all over again in Batman v Superman:



At least one fan looked at these two scenes and pointed out that they create a continuity between Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, with the implication that Supes does feel guilt for all the people who died during his struggle against Zod. In a recent social media message, Snyder himself commented on the fan's post and said yep, he'd nailed it (click right on the little arrow to see Snyder's response):

SOCIAL MEDIA: A fan reflects on the connection of the Day of the Dead scene in BvS and skull drown scene in MoS. Zack Snyder responds.


We all know that Snyder is good at composing visuals—BvS is built around images, to the point that the story's somewhat neglected (even Warner Bros admits this). It's smart filmmaking, even if it's light on actual narrative logic. It's also admittedly cool that Snyder took the time to vindicate a fan theory himself. Just imagine what Snyder could accomplish, though, if, instead of making Superman look like a grumpy, unlikable harbinger of death, he inspired audiences through filling them with hope for what we all can achieve if we look to the sky and dream of a better world.
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