Zack Snyder Admits There Was A “Really Scary Version” Of ‘Justice League’ That Was Changed After Negative ‘BvS’ Reception

The Playlist | 3/25/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Whether you’re a member of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful, someone that thinks Zack Snyder has a fundamental misunderstanding of superhero storytelling, or somewhere in between, everyone can agree that the filmmaker’s DCEU films have their faults. No movie is perfect, and when you talk about “Man of Steel,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League,” there are plenty of scenes to deconstruct to find out what happened behind-the-scenes to lead to the finished product.

And at the recent Director’s Cut event (via Stephen M. Colbert), where Snyder screened some of his previous films, the director opened up about some of the more controversial decisions he made on the latter two films, ‘BvS’ and “Justice League,” that continue to drive debate amongst fans.

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Of course, you can’t talk about debatable scenes in a Snyder film without mentioning the infamous “Martha” scene from ‘BvS.’ For those that didn’t watch the film, the scene comes at the tail-end of the fight between the titular heroes, where Batman realizes that Superman’s mother is named Martha, and therefore, they are suddenly friends. The scene is mocked quite a bit amongst film fans, and Snyder defended it over the weekend.

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“We reached that point in our discussions,” Snyder said. “We knew how to get them to fight, but how do we get them to stop fighting? We knew we had to get Batman to recognize his humanity. Superman in many ways is more human than Batman, he’s really embraced that.”

According to the report, writer Chris Terrio was the one responsible for noticing that both Superman and Batman’s mothers were named Martha. Snyder said, “Look, it’s a mythological construct, I have no problem with that part of it.”

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