Batman V Superman Fan Theory Confirmed by Zack Snyder

Posted 2017/06/15 0 0

Director Zack Snyder has now taken to social media to confirm a long standing fan theory about one specific scene.


Instagram user The Kingslayer posted his thoughts on both BVS and Man of Steel (via ScreenRant), including how he interpreted a few particular scenes. He said "Clark just trying to do the right thing but everyone just refers to him as some 'higher power' as they say and the day of the dead partakers put their hands on him, almost as if he's a god they could finally meet. Plus the symbolism of Clark being dragged down by the people who died during him and Zod's fight, symbolized by people dressed in skeletons, honoring the dead (maybe that's just my overthinking), still, superduper scene."

Snyder commented on the post, confirming Kingslayer's theory with a simple "No no that's right".

There’s no better person to confirm a reading of repeated imagery and symbolism than the man behind the camera, and you have to give Zack Snyder points for brevity. Simply stating that the reading – that the Day of the Dead scene is meant to call on the dead attached to Superman – is “right,” Snyder sends a clear message to those taking a close reading to Batman V Superman that they’re not looking for meaning where none resides. It’s just one more piece of evidence for those who claim BvS is Hollywood’s most expensive indie film, and another sign that Snyder is truly crafting one cohesive story of Superman from Man of Steel, through Dawn of Justice, and culminating in the return of Superman in Justice League.

In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor). The movie hits theaters on November 17.