For a long time we've wondered what the cause of the recent showdown was between the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, J.J. Abrams, and the director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Zack Snyder. It might have taken a long time for the truth to come out, but at least it is finally here.
The showdown we're talking about, have a lot to do with Zack Snyder posting images on Twitter with Star Wars characters within the DC Universe, and J.J. Abrams posting Batman related images within the Star Wars universe.
Zack Snyder kicked things off first on Twitter with Henry Cavil dressed as a Sith Lord while in his Superman costume. We have to admit; it looked badass, and probably the best of the bunch.
It didn't take long for Abrams to respond with an image of the lead man in the new Star Wars film, John Boyega, dressed as Batman. After that, we began to witness reports on the Internet that someone had stolen one of the Batmobiles from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's set in Detroit.
However, as it turned out, the whole thing was planned by Snyder, as he took to Twitter to show a Stormtrooper being arrested by Gotham PD. Everything appears now to have come to an end after Abrams released a video showcasing the Millennium Falcon with the Batmobile attached.
Now, while Zack Snyder was the first to bring this battle to the Internet, he was not the one who started it in the first place. According to Ben Affleck, director J.J. Abrams was the instigator.
"I think it was started because JJ [Abrams] and Colin Anderson, who is a great [camera] operator who always works on my movies, and JJ is always trying to steal, and I'm trying to steal back, sent me a picture of the two of them wearing cheap Batman masks," explains Affleck.
"I showed it to Zack [Snyder], and said 'this is bulls***, we have to do something.'"
What both directors have done is seen as fun by fans on the Internet, who have been following up on this rivalry since day one. We'd love to see more, but alas, the directors are busy with their respective films right now.