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Zack Snyder finally defends near-destruction of Metropolis in Man of Steel

July 5th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments

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The ending to Man of Steel has been criticised over the last couple of years for the sheer level of utter carnage inflicted on Metropolis, something every other incarnation of Superman has tried to avoid.

However, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Zack Snyder has started to address the World War II-level destruction. Asked about reaction to the effective sacking of Metropolis, Snyder stated: “I was surprised because that’s the thesis of Superman for me, that you can’t just have superheroes knock around and have there be no consequences.”

Ben Affleck has also commented on the tone of Batman v Superman being set by the collateral damage of Supes v Zod. Again, the implication is that there is no golden reset button in this new DC Cinematic Universe: “One of the things I liked was Zack’s idea of showing accountability and the consequences of violence and seeing that there are real people in those buildings. And in fact, one of those buildings was Bruce Wayne’s building so he knew people who died in that Black Zero event.”

So, it looks like Bats will indeed be holding a grudge. Break out the Kryptonite-powered robot suit, it’s arse-kicking time!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on 25 March 2016.

We at FTN are big fans of Man of Steel and are tired of defending it… check out the video below that addresses every complaint about it wonderfully.

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...