2013's Man of Steel prompted a lot of opinions from fans, but if you think the film changed who Superman was then you're not a real comic book fan according to Zack Snyder. While appearing on the Hall of Justice podcast with Seth Everett, the director defended the choices he made for the movie and also gave it some context compared to the past comic books and films.
“People are always like ‘you changed Superman’,” said Snyder. “If you’re a comic book fan, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you know the true canon, you know that I didn’t change Superman. If you’re a fan of the old movies, yeah I changed him a bit. That's the difference. I'm a bit of a comic book fan and I always default to the true canon. Not the cinematic canon that sort of, that in my opinion, plays fast and loose with the rules. And so, I feel like I tried to create a Superman that would set a tone for the world.”
Snyder goes on to confirm that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is "99.9% done", just waiting on some 3D shots to be completed and then approved by him and Warner Bros.
You can listen to the full interview here:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters March 25.