WTF? Zack Snyder Says his Superman has Nothing to do with the Justice League Movie

Well if you were one of those people hoping that Warner Bros. and D.C. had finally gotten their shit together to make a coherent D.C. movie universe, think again. I think everyone had hope for a unified D.C. movie universe ala what Marvel is doing with their creations at the moment after Warner Bros. essentially re-committed to a “Justice League” movie recently. That, alas, maybe not be the case at all.

At least, according to Zack Snyder, who tells HeyUGuys while at the UK red carpet premiere of “Sucker Punch” the following, bewildering facts as he knows it:

Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool.

“Cool”? Not so much, Zack. Cool is if Superman and Batman existed in the same universe where Green Lantern and The Flash can stop by for a cameo. Now THAT is cool.

I know what you’re thinking — maybe the site just misquoted Snyder. Not so much. Here’s the video cued up to the spot where Snyder says the above. If nothing else, this certainly lines up with Warner Bros. already making plans to “re-invent” Batman for a second time.



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  • Juggernaut

    Wow! Well it’s official DC and WB are morons! Snyder. “Kinda cool”?! Really? Ugh. And here I was thinking that he had a clue. This is absolutely horrible. So we’ll have Tom Welling, Henry Cavill and another, yet unamed Superman too all active at the same time!!!
    Not to mention George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Brandon Routh and the other lesser known actors who have portrayed him. It will be a total of 15 in all if this news is true. Ugh. It amazes me that being a comic company DC hasn’t gotten their act together. I don’t know if they think that by doing a connected universe they are being like Marvel or what. However, if that is the case, talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Welling won’t be an active Superman unless he’s the Superman for Justice League. And given that WB is currently looking to reboot the Batman after the third film, currently rebooting Superman (thank God), and debuting GL it’d be kind of a mess to try and link them all through Justice League. That said, connecting the new Batman films with GL, Justice League and any other films would work for me. I can stand two Supermen…as I doubt we’ll get too many JL films. Finding a threat for a group with that much power is hard, harder than finding one for the Avengers. But it really is silly move to say this, because they could be stand alone…until we’ve gotten enough films made to warrant a crossover. Unless they’re trying to do the opposite and spin movies out off JLA for Flash, and such. Personally I’d like JL to take place later than the solo films. Almost as an after fact. Let them have all their solo adventures with hints of things to come and then give us one big JL adventure.

  • Alan

    Personally I’m not a fan of bringing a range of comic book characters together in one movie and I ain’t convinced Marvels ‘Avengers’ will be as good as everyone thinks. The reason the Batman and Ironman movies work is because they live in their own world – their characters relate to their environment. The same can be said of the X-Men and Watchmen flicks. They have a common story based on their own universe.

    Mixing characters in comics is one thing, bringing that to film is another. There has been plenty of average if not terrible super hero movies over the last few years so to assume the Avengers movie is a good idea is a bit premature.

    I much prefer Nolan and Snyder’s approach to their characters. Just tell their story without the need to link it to JLA. At the end of the day which of these movies will stand the test of time – Marvel’s crossovers or DC’s stories. My bet is with DC. Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be a classic and hopefully Snyder can do the same with Superman.

  • Online72

    I don’t see the need to make the version of each character the same in all of the movies. I see each movie as just being each director’s version much like a writer or artist will put their own spin on one. By having variety we stand a better chance of getting a version we enjoy more if the first movie is not to our liking. Time will tell.

  • Online72

    I don’t see the need to make the version of each character the same in all of the movies. I see each movie as just being each director’s version much like a writer or artist will put their own spin on one. By having variety we stand a better chance of getting a version we enjoy more if the first movie is not to our liking. Time will tell.

  • Lexavi80

    If the new Superman movie turns out to be as good as the latest Batman films, then I don´t mind.

    Indeed it´ll be cool a few cameos here and there, but the Superman franchise has suffer too much already to stuff other heroes in the same universe.

    Again, as longf as they do it RIGHT… I don´t mind.