Batman V Superman: Rude Radio Host Disrespectfully Hangs Up On Director Zack Snyder


Maybe I have old-school values, or I’m just a prude.  But when someone gives them your time, regardless if it’s a big-name director, you don’t rudely hang up on the guy.  That is exactly what the hosts of the Opie with Jim Norton radio show did to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder.

YouTube user Listen to this too uploaded the segment where the hosts interview Snyder, who’s calling in from Pasadena to New York.  The interview seems to be going well — with one of the studio staff really interested in the movie — until around 3:39 when Opie abruptly hangs up on the director.  The reason?  From the start, there was a 3-second delay which the host felt was an inconvenience and annoyed him.

After they hang up, the hosts make fun of how “you can only hear so much about Batman versus Superman …”  The fan of the group states that it’s going to be the “biggest movie ever” and corrects Opie’s mix-up between The Flash and Flash Gordon.  The group then has their own discussion about the movie for a while, with Opie continuing to make some pretty lame remarks and teasing the one staff member who wholeheartedly wanted to talk to Snyder.

At around 8:40 the hosts get reconnected with Snyder.  And here’s where it surprises me: Snyder actually called back and was on hold, waiting for them.  Still in good spirits, Snyder comments on how nice that there’s no audio delay now.  However, as appalling as this may sound, the juvenile pranksters weren’t done yet.  They interviewed him while playing pornographic sounds in the background.  As the conversation devolved into talking about some not-safe-for-work topics, Snyder went along with it and laughed it up.

The rest of the interview was pretty painful to listen to because it sounded more like they were mocking Snyder and the overall film and DC properties.  Look, I can see how if Snyder was just starting out in his career, he’d have to put up with this type of behavior and treatment.  You know, something called “paying your dues.”  But he’s already made it.  If anyone should have an ego or a diva complex, it should be Snyder.  Every time I see him being interviewed or at a panel, all I see is class and patience.  He really is a filmmaker for the fans.

To Mr. Snyder, if you want to be interviewed — not that you even need the exposure — we at Bam Smack Pow would be extremely appreciative to get even a small iota of your time.  We promise that you’ll have our undivided attention.  And trust us, all we want to talk about is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

You can listen to the whole segment below:

WARNING: The audio contains strong language and some offensive material

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Synopsis: Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a United States release date of March 25, 2016.  It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio from a story by David Goyer and Zack Snyder, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, and Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Jena Malone in unspecified roles.