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Zack Snyder Says People Angry His Batman Killed People Need to ‘Wake Up’

March 25, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Zack Snyder has some strong opinions about people who thought his take on Batman was too bloodthirsty, and plenty of F-bombs to go with them. As The Playlist reports, a fan posted a video to Twitter of Snyder from a recent film screening Q&A where he addresses the complaints that Batman killed people in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder made it very clear — to say the least — that the idealism of the comics books isn’t what he was trying to portray on the big screen.

“Someone says to me, ‘Batman killed a guy.’ I’m like, ‘f**k, really? Wake the f**k up,’” said Snyder. “I guess that’s what I’m saying. Once you’ve lost your virginity to this f**king movie and then you come and say to me something about like, ‘My superhero wouldn’t do that.’ I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like down the f**king road on that.”

He continued on to say, “It’s a cool point of view to be like, ‘My heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn’t f**king lie to America. My heroes didn’t embezzle money from their corporations. My heroes didn’t f**king commit any atrocities.’ That’s cool. But you’re living in a f**king dream world.”

Snyder’s take on Batman and Superman were incredibly polarizing with fans and did not go over well with critics. He stepped away from Justice League due to a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon stepping in to do reshoots that brought a lighter side to the material. Snyder has remained an executive producer on several DC Films including Aquaman and the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 but has yet to step back behind the writer’s desk or director’s chair since.