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Here's Why DC Has the Best Shared Universe According to Zack Snyder

Here's Why DC Has the Best Shared Universe According to Zack Snyder

After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives on March 25, Zack Snyder will move on to Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, working from a script by his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio. Do you think fans will ultimately prefer DC's approach, with multiple versions of iconic heroes on both the small and big screen? Or do you think Marvel has the better angle? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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Christopher Nolan Gave Zack Snyder His Blessing on ‘Batman v Superman’

Christopher Nolan Gave Zack Snyder His Blessing on ‘Batman v Superman’

Some view Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight as the seminal example of comic book and superhero filmmaking. And to follow those three movies up with an all-new Batman is surely an endeavor no ordinary filmmaker would ever attempt to take on. In fact, despite the presence of The Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder was a little hesitant to bring Bruce Wayne back to the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice after such a short absence. It has been only 4 years, after all, that we last saw Christian Bale don the cape and cowl in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. Because of that, Zack Snyder decided that he needed to get Christopher Nolan's blessing moving the character into the future. And he certainly got what he asked for.

The Dark Knight Rises appeared to show Bruce Wayne retiring as Batman. And it seemed like a logical conclusion to the trilogy. It's also a good jumping off point for this new caped crusader, though the vigilant superhero is very different in each of these separate sagas. Once Zack Snyder had his friend's blessing, he set out to create a movie that was a little more intimate, creating a real dramatic arc between it's two title superheroes.

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Zack Snyder Explains Doomsday, Darkseid & Wonder Woman's Age in ‘Batman v Superman’

Zack Snyder Explains Doomsday, Darkseid & Wonder Woman's Age in ‘Batman v Superman’

Earlier today, we brought you new TV spots from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which teased the epic battle between Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman. We also showed you a new Empire Magazine cover, which featured an artistic rendition of these icons locked in battle. Empire also had the chance to speak with director Zack Snyder, who shed some new light on several aspects of this long-awaited adventure, including why he revealed the villainous Doomsday in the last trailer, how old Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman really is, and the huge tease of yet another big villain.

Unfortunately, the director wouldn't clarify if Lex Luthor has any part in Doomsday's creation, but he did add that Lex is interested in "metahuman existence" and there is a connection to his investigation and the arrival of Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman. The director also shed new light about the potential appearance of another villain, Darkseid. Earlier today, we showed you new photos from Empire that showed Batman looking at a massive Omega signal, which is basically Darkseid's calling card, of sorts, and in the second trailer, fans noticed Darkseid's Parademons flying around. The director confirmed to the magazine that this is actually a dream sequence, and not a flash-forward to Justice League Part 1, as many have speculated.

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Why Is Ben Affleck the Perfect ‘Batman’ According to Zack Snyder?

Why Is Ben Affleck the Perfect ‘Batman’ According to Zack Snyder?

At 43 years-old, Ben Affleck is playing a much older version of Batman, with Christian Bale and Michael Keaton in their thirties when they first took on the iconic DC Comics character. This is a very different version of the Dark Knight than what we've seen before. And Zack Snyder believes this is the ultimate version of the http://movieweb.com/batman-v-superman-cereal/caped crusader. Though, the filmmaker does acknowledge the fact that quite a few fans were upset when Ben Affleck was announced.

So, do you buy into Zack Snyder's hype? We've seen the trailers, but does that footage prove just how great a Batman Ben Affleck actually is? Or do you think this is just a little too much hype and praise? Do you think Ben Affleck will be the best Batman of all time? Sound off in the comments below.

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Zack Snyder Hints at a Bigger Villain for ‘Justice League’

Zack Snyder Hints at a Bigger Villain for ‘Justice League’

Zack Snyder will direct the two-part Justice League movie, working from a script by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice writer Chris Terrio. After this first slate of movies finishes its run in 2020, little is known about where Warner Bros.' will go from there, but we reported last year that the studio wants Ben Affleck to direct and star in a new Batman stand alone trilogy. What do you think about these new details? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.

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‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer #3 Is Coming Soon

‘Batman v Superman’ Trailer #3 Is Coming Soon

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is easily shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated movies of next year, hitting theaters on March 25, 2016. As the countdown continues to this superhero movie, which brings Batman and Superman together on the big screen for the first time, director Zack Snyder revealed in an interview with 411 Mania that the new trailer will be coming soon, but he wouldn't reveal an exact date.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. It is widely believed that other members of the Justice League, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's The Flash and Ray Fisher's Cyborg will be introduced at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. What do you think about these new details? When do you think we'll see the next trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

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HBO Confirms ‘Watchmen’ TV Show Talks with Zack Snyder

HBO Confirms ‘Watchmen’ TV Show Talks with Zack Snyder

HBO and Zack Snyder have been meeting about turning the DC Comics miniseries ‘Watchmen’ into a weekly TV series.
‘Watchmen’ TV Series Planned by HBO & Zack Snyder?

‘Watchmen’ TV Series Planned by HBO & Zack Snyder?

A new rumor claims Zack Snyder has met with HBO about turning his comic book adaptation ‘Watchmen’ into a TV show.