Zack Snyder Clarifies Spielberg Comments, Fans DC and Marvel's Friendly Rivalry

Yesterday, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder spoke out on Steven Spielberg's recent comments regarding what he believes is an inevitable collapse of superhero films at the box office. In a new interview, Snyder expanded on his earlier comment that Spielberg may have a point. The director explained how characters like the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel are the exceptions to the rule, and pointed squarely at Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" as an example of what Spielberg was referring to.

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After expressing his surprise that an interview he'd conducted earlier in the morning had spread across the Internet by the afternoon, the director told The Daily Beast that yes, he does agree with Spielberg -- to an extent.

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"It goes to the mythological nature of the movies that we're making. I feel like he's right," Snyder said, though he had a caveat. "But I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they're Batman and Superman. They're not just, like, the flavor of the week Ant-Man-not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next Blank-Man?"

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to open on March 25, 2016.

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