Writer/director Zack Snyder has some harsh words for those who had issue with his Batman killing people in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. During a Watchmen director's cut Q&A broadcast on his Vero (and then shared on Reddit), the filmmaker shared his thought on some of the negative response to his DCEU films.
"Oh like, 'Batman killed a guy'. I'm like, Wake the f--- up,'" Snyder said. "So I guess that's what I'm saying about, once you've lost your virginity to this f---ing movie and then you come and say to me something like, 'My superhero wouldn't do that', I'm like, 'Are you serious?' I'm like down the f---ing road on that. You know what I mean?"
"It's a cool point. Look, I'm 100% fine with it. It's a cool point of view to be like, 'My heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn't f---ing lie to America. My heroes didn't embezzle money from their corp.... My heroes didn't commit any atrocities.' That's cool, but you're living in a f---ing dream world."
"Mythologically speaking, I'm 100% fine and I love more than anything Superman and Batman, but in the same way Alan Moore was fed up with the f**king, like – clearly this is a response. Where Watchmen talked about comic books in the same way that this movie talks about comic book movies, but it talks about comic books at their most broken - he was addressing that."
"The thing with comic book movies, and you know I'm a fan. I love - I go and see them, I love them."
In addition to directing and co-writing Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League, Snyder is credited as a producer of Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, and Aquaman. He is not billed as a producer on Shazam, but is expected to be a credited producer on Wonder Woman 1984 and The Suicide Squad.