It's been three years since 'Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice' and Zack Snyder is so done with people still asking for an explanation of one specific thing. Batman kills people and for him, that's that. No more questions, everyone just needs to find a way to deal with it.
Recently, while answering questions about 'Watchmen', he also talked about how fans still come up to him to talk - or criticize - the dark tones of his movies and the fact that both Batman has killed people. For this, he just has one response - 'Wake the **** up and move on already'.
Here's the actual quote, and boy he did not hold back.
“Once you've lost your virginity to this fucking movie and then you come and say to me something about like 'my superhero wouldn't do that.' I'm like 'Are you serious?' I'm like down the fucking road on that.
It's a cool point of view to be like 'my heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn't fucking lie to America. My heroes didn't embezzle money from their corporations. My heroes didn't commit any atrocities.' That's cool. But you're living in a fucking dream world.”
Well, oh wow. Zack went the eff off!
Obviously, this got a reaction out of people, some favourable, some not so much.
Well, he sure did.
Zack Snyder has zero chill lmfao pic.twitter.com/eDAnO7Ore1— t. walters (@lores_truly) March 26, 2019
Honestly, don't know.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Zack Snyder https://t.co/GIj7JCwwkv— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) March 26, 2019
Zack Snyder Wants You to Know That Batman Totally Fucks— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) March 26, 2019
Is it a meme now?
Z To The Ack To The Sniddley Snyder Demands You Zacknowledge That Superman Definitely Punched Harry Potter To Death In A Manchester Alleyway, You Cowards, Why Haven't You Figured Out That These Heroes For Children Are Secretly Monsterhearted Bastards C'MON HARDEN THE **** UP PPL— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) March 26, 2019
Woke up my daughter to remind her Batman kills people and she's living in a fucking dream world if she thinks otherwise pic.twitter.com/G32xalzNMV— Spencer J. Gilbert (@SpencerJGilbert) March 26, 2019
Well, you're not wrong.
Zack Snyder: “That's cool. But you're living in a fucking dream world.”
People Who Need Superhero Stories: “That's the whole idea, guy.” https://t.co/KdFWHzJ3Zn
Zack Snyder talks a big game but not ONCE in any of his films did Superman punch someone into the sun— Cam Williams (@MrCamW) March 26, 2019
Good points are being made.
I wish Zack Snyder would have woke the **** up and realized you can't just alter everything Batman stands for and think people will be happy. https://t.co/sveya9JN4D— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 26, 2019
Batman intentionally going out at night to commit murder makes him just as bad as the psychos he fights. This change that Zack Snyder introduced was the first straw that ended up breaking the DCEU's back.— The Excellent Adventures of Eric (@EricShotFirst) March 26, 2019
I want to note that although Zack Snyder is wrong about every single other thing, he's definitely right about the silliness of a Batman killing prohibition in movies— Dad (@fivefifths) March 26, 2019
my guy is driving a car with tomahawk missiles on it through the middle of a large city. There's gonna be some casualties.— Dad (@fivefifths) March 26, 2019
I think you either get camp Batman or accept that Gritty Realism Batman has probably broken a neck or two— Dad (@fivefifths) March 26, 2019
There's more criticism.
there's a difference between a sensible "death is an inevitable consequence of my war on crime" and snyder's "real heroism is shooting someone in the face"— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) March 26, 2019
I'd say logically, the lines are again kinda blurred to the point of ridiculousness when you're talking a guy who's blowing buildings up— Dad (@fivefifths) March 26, 2019
Which is wrong.
that's fair! i just think that the problem with Snyder isn't that he thinks Batman kills but that he thinks the killing—and the violence broadly—is what makes Batman (or any superhero, really) heroic.— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) March 26, 2019
Okay, but did Zack Snyder not read Under the Red Hood? Like, the entire conflict of that story is that #Batman DOES. NOT. KILL. And before any Snyder fanboys come at me with "he used guns in the 40's" save it.— Ready for Bloodlines 2 (@deathandsaints) March 26, 2019
which is why it is so important to him that he doesn't. Batman would rather see a maniac who killed, essentially his adopted son and maimed a friend, live to serve his code of not killing that he lets The Joker go... MORE THAN ONCE.— Ready for Bloodlines 2 (@deathandsaints) March 26, 2019
Does Zack Snyder know Batman is pretend?— Benjamin Bailey (@BenHBailey) March 26, 2019