Zack Snyder defends the mass destruction of Man Of Steel
Superman reboot Man Of Steel had no shortage of carnage as it headed to its conclusion. Director Zack Snyder explains why.
There isn't really anything spoiler-y here, but if you've not seen Man Of Steel, you may still prefer to err on the side of caution and give this story a miss.
With over $600m in the bank, Zack Snyder's reboot of the Superman franchise, Man Of Steel, got things back up and running for Warner Bros where that particular franchise is concerned. And, as you more than likely know, the next chapter in Superman's big screen adventures will be the 2015 Batman/Superman movie, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.
Man Of Steel was a bit of a divisive movie, all considered, but one thing most agree on was that the wholesale destruction of the last half hour was borderline extreme. With a body count that would have comfortably run into the tens of thousands at least (hundreds of thousands, even), and the city of Metropolis more rubble than standing it seemed, 'carnage' would seem an appropriate word.
Snyder, though, has been defending that aspect of his movie in particular. "I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling. In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don’t have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman is probably the closest we get. It’s a way of recounting the myth".
Snyder was chatting to The Japan Times, and in the interview, he also talked about how he was telling a story of immigration with his Superman film. You can read it in full here.
Snyder is currently working on the story for the Batman/Superman movie with David S Goyer. Snyder will then direct, and Goyer will pen the screenplay. The movie is due in cinemas in summer 2015.
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