Before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters in March, there were rumors that the movie, and the whole DC Movie Universe was in trouble. The movie opened to a rash of negative reviews, many of which blamed director Zack Snyder, while rumors spread that he may be replaced on Justice League, although that wasn't the case. Batman v Superman star Amy Adams revealed in a new interview that she feels bad for all of the criticism leveled at the director.
Batman v Superman did pull in $872.6 million worldwide during its theatrical run, but the critics trashed the movie, and the worldwide take was said to be considerably less than the studio was hoping for. Variety caught up with Amy Adams at the Telluride Film Festival, where she was on hand for the premiere of her new sci-fi movie Arrival. The actress revealed that she felt bad for the director because he's such a nice guy.
"I just felt for Zack Snyder. Zack's like the nicest person ever, and to see him kind of talked about like that was really hard for me, because he's really such a respectful director."
Some were even so upset over Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that an online petition was formed to remove him from the Justice League movie. That petition didn't exactly work, since the filmmaker started shooting back in April at Leavesden Studios in the U.K. Here's what Amy Adams had to say about the upcoming Justice League movie.
"Everyone's really excited [for Justice League]. It's a totally different film."
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) will return for Justice League, along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane. These heroes will unite with The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), who had cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. has set a November 17, 2017 release date for Justice League, with the currently untitled sequel set for June 14, 2019.