BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Director Zack Snyder talks the ultimate cape on cape showdown
How did this film come about?
The movie was born from the conversation we had about how to get to Justice League. And then just talking about how to move forward: who would take on Superman? Next thing we knew, we’re talking about how they would fight each other.
How did you find the balance of screen time with Batman and Superman?
We never really looked at it like, “Oh, we should have 30 per cent more Superman here, and more Batman.” It was much more organic to the story that we’re telling. It’s not a Batman movie any more than it’s a Superman movie.
How does Lex Luthor fit into the mix?
I feel like Lex is one of the great villains in the DC universe. We had to be very careful with it because he’s such a particular villain. That’s amazing fun, and incredibly satisfying and interesting, to take a character like Lex and really try to understand him.
And in the grey, gloomy, damp corner…