The husband and wife team behind “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Zack and Deborah Snyder, are known for the distinctive visual style and general tone of their films. However, when it comes to their roles in overseeing DC Films‘ nascent superhero universe, the pair insist they’re dedicated to creating a diverse universe of movies, with each project presenting a different vision unique to its director.
“Zack and [DC chief creative officer] Geoff Johns have outlined a timeline of where everybody is based off of, where our characters go in ‘Justice League.’ So there’s a framework,” Deborah Snyder tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But it’s filmmaker-driven, in that we want to hire direcÂtors who still have a point of view and that have latitude because we don’t want all the movies to feel the same. David Ayer has a certain tone and feel to what he brought to ‘Suicide Squad,’ as does Patty [Jenkins] to ‘Wonder Woman.’ They have freedom to tell their story in the way that it needs to be told They have freedom to tell their story in the way that it needs to be told.”
“The mandate is that we try and make the best movies we can,” Zack Snyder explains. “”If you’re making a Flash movie with Ezra Miller, it’s like millennial Flash. It’s going to be a little lighter than making a World War I epic with this feminist icon like Wonder Woman. The films do live in a united universe. I feel like the danger is — and I think that the studio would acknowledge this — when you start to mimic things like tone. Then, when you go to the movie, you pretty much know the experience you’re going to have.”
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Amy Adams and others, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits screens on March 25