Justice League: Zack Snyder on World Building


The biggest challenge for DC Films, arguably, is world building. Marvel Studios took a meticulous, organic approach but laying a foundation of origin films, then slowly mixing them together. It culminated with Avengers with each phase of their releases, with occasional wildcards like Guardians of the Galaxy and Antman.

Because of the Dark Knight trilogy being standalone and the failed reboot of Superman with Superman Returns (and poor reception of Man of Steel), DC didn’t have the luxury of spending a decade building their Justice League universe.

Instead DC Films is forced to introduce multiple characters in a hurried fashion with Batman v Superman (which is just a Justice League prequel) and Suicide Squad – which introduces a world of villains. To build this all correctly they need a more unified vision of the universe and not shoehorn in too much into single films, a la Batman and Robin or Amazing Spiderman 2.

Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder recently discussed his vision for a shared DC cinematic universe and the challenges of putting something so epic together.

"Listen. I want to, we’re working toward Justice League, and I really want to create the… part of the thing I really want to create is the possibility of a world where they could exist together. I think up to this point, it’s been difficult to suggest a world where Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman and others could exist in the same universe. That was one of the things I really wanted to try and get at. Not to mention, the amazing opportunity to bring those characters and have those characters tell an important story, their own story, within the confines of a film."

That’s the exact right answer. I hope this means we now have enough of a vision from enough people in charge to execute the films we want to see.

via: Latino Review.

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