"Man of Steel" was a great film, but it suffered from several problems that caused it to fall short. Director of the movie, Zack Snyder, came under fire and has been explaining himself ever since.
Yet again Snyder was forced to answer questions pertaining to the film, and he doesn't seem to care about certain aspects that got fans angry. This particular issue has a lot to do with the amount of damage caused in the Metropolis during the Superman vs. Zod battle.
The city was leveled to the ground, thousands dead as both men moved to end each other.
According to Snyder, this was the plan all along. He was always interested in doing something like this ever since he worked on "Watchmen." He believes that Superman's arrived on Earth as an inexperienced hero, should face consequences for his actions.
"I stand by it, because for me, I've always said when I was working on 'Watchmen' – and maybe it's sort of left over from a 'Watchmen' philosophical sort of thing – that there should be consequences to superheroes' interaction with the earth," said Zack Snyder in an interview.
"And that was kind of the way that we approached 'Man of Steel.' I wanted a big consequence to Superman's arrival on earth. Certainly, 'Batman v Superman' sort of cashes in all its chips on the 'why' of that destruction," the director added.
Those consequences should play out in a big way in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" since the Dark Knight is setting himself up to be the judge and jury in his planned confrontation with the alien.
Interestingly enough, Snyder doesn't view the confrontation between both heroes as just a physical one, but something much more. He didn't elaborate on what that is, but we should find out when the movie hit theaters come March 25, 2016.
Batman and Superman have come to blows several times in the past due to their different view on things. Most of the time, their conflict is not just physical but primarily verbal. In most of these situations, Batman sees Superman as a person who could become a threat to the world, and as such, he's always working on new ways to bring down the Man of Steel if the need arises.
As for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," well, the hype is real for Zack Snyder. The director is very much excited for what might come, should the film turns out to be a great success.
Superman, on the other hand, doesn't like the way Batman issues justice. The Dark Knight's way of dealing with things is very brutal, and at times, life-threatening. But at the end of the day, though, they have done a solid job accepting each other, and at all times, both men are on the same side when it comes down to saving the world.