Zack Snyder said no to making ‘propaganda’ with Batman & Superman

Alright folks, let’s talk about Zack Snyder and his take on Batman and Superman. Now, I know there’s been a lot of controversy surrounding his versions of the iconic superheroes, but according to the man himself, it’s all part of a grand plan to avoid making “propaganda.”

So, Snyder has been taking some heat for his portrayal of Batman and Superman in the Snyderverse. Some fans love it, while others… not so much. Ben Affleck’s Batman has been criticized for being too brutal, and Henry Cavill’s Superman for being too dark. But hold on a minute, Snyder claims this was all intentional. He didn’t want to hand over the characters as “pure propaganda” because, well, that wouldn’t be very Snyder-esque.

In a profile by The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder explained, “How could I look at Superman, Batman with a straight face and just say ‘Here he is, enjoy?’ I love the characters, I’m not saying I wanted to break them or make them less than they are. But I’m also not going to hand them over like a piece of pure propaganda that said Superman is awesome or that Batman has an unbreakable moral code.”

But here’s the thing, while we can appreciate Snyder’s desire to keep things real and not water down the characters, some fans think he missed the mark entirely. They didn’t want propaganda, they just wanted their beloved heroes to stay true to who they are. But fear not, my friends, because a new DC Universe is on the horizon, and Snyder’s versions of Batman and Superman might not be making a return any time soon.

The SnyderVerse era is over for now

So, let’s talk about the “SnyderVerse.” This refers to Zack Snyder’s interconnected film universe that started with Man of Steel, continued with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, and has now been set aside in favor of a new interconnected DC Universe with James Gunn and Peter Safran at the helm.

Now, despite the mixed reception of the SnyderVerse, there’s a dedicated fanbase that appreciates Snyder’s vision. They love the darker tone and mature storytelling, and they’ve been pretty vocal about Warner Bros. and DC’s interference with Snyder’s plans, which they believe led to the lackluster final product of Justice League.

But fear not, because in 2021, Zack Snyder dropped his four-hour long Justice League cut on HBO Max, and it was a hit! Fans and critics alike loved the improvement over the original version, which was overseen by Joss Whedon. This has sparked speculation about the future of the SnyderVerse, so who knows, maybe we haven’t seen the last of Snyder’s DC Universe.

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And that’s the scoop on Snyder’s take on Batman and Superman. Controversial? Yes. But at least it’s not propaganda, right?

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