Perhaps the biggest resistance to the recast Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman came from the concern that this would somehow undermine the Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy.
Speaking to the LA Times, Snyder gave those fears legitimacy, promising to “explode” the mythology that the fans know and love.
“[The movie] literally takes the Man Of Steel and Batman universes and explodes them. You’re not as tied to the mythology,” said Snyder.
“In Man Of Steel, we had to create an origin story, a mythology, and there’s a lot of energy into that, which we love doing. Don’t get me wrong. But when you think about how fun it is too — now that you’ve got these characters — to now let ‘em loose. That’s fun!”
Batman Vs Superman will be released on 6 May 2016, read our defence of Ben Affleck’s casting here and Gal Gadot’s casting here. Man Of Steel is out now – get it on Blu-ray for £18.50, DVD for £12.75 or 3D Blu-ray for £20.50 from Amazon.co.uk and find out more about the comics that inspired the film with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.