Last week, legendary director Steven Spielberg made a controversial comment about the state of the superhero film, predicting the genre will go the way of the Western in terms of popularity. In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder responded to those comments, saying Spielberg brought up a good point, and explained how he’ll keep his DC film franchise fresh.
“He might not be wrong,” Snyder said. “I think it puts more pressure on us, the filmmakers, to not just crank out superhero movies for the sake of it. To me, the one thing I love working in the DC universe is that Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman are American mythology. It’s not about making a superhero, it’s a mythological universe that we live in. That I hope stands the test of time. They stood the test of time. That’s hopefully the sort of magic bullet. But who knows what audiences will want in the future.”
As to how he’ll keep his franchise fresh, he added, “To me it’s about the drama, the humanity of it. Those are like Shakespearean characters, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, they have inherent drama built into their makeup.”
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