“Man of Steel” seemed to split both critics and audiences, with Zack Snyder’s Superman epic receiving mixed reviews. Many who liked the movie or even loved the movie still had slight issues; the destruction of Metropolis and the fact Superman kills being the two of the major complaints. Out speaking with Cineplex, actor Superman actor Henry Cavill revealed that the upcoming ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will intentionally not address the major criticisms with the first appearance of the Last Son of Krypton in the DCEU:
“The reception of my first Superman movie, from what I’ve read, was fairly mixed. Everyone I’ve spoken to enjoyed the movie, but [not] unlike if you’re going to meet a stranger in the street, they’re not going to badmouth you to your face.
There’s no intentional move, I don’t think, in Batman v Superman to address any issues that people had with Man of Steel. It’s just a continuation of that storyline and they continue to develop that world and introduce new characters.
I think maybe people may look down on some popular-culture stuff, but they’re actually very complicated and interesting characters. Superman especially, he’s just wonderfully rich and one of those things, for me, that’s just enjoyable to play.
There’s so far you can go with it; if you really, really delve deep into the character, there’s so much you can do. It’s just about exploring it within the vehicles and finding what you want to do. He’s going to have some very interesting character development in this one.”
Zack Snyder was also speaking with Obsey this week and revealed he thinks the new movie will deal more with the conflict between Batman and Superman, rather than a traditional straight up hero vs. villain story. He’s hoping this will result in a interesting character study for audiences:
“I think that the fun of the movie is that in the end, it’s drama. In the end it’s about, they have to figure out each other in order to fight each other, so it’s really about what makes them tick and how that works out in a conflict.”
Snyder is currently working on the early stages of the two-part “justice League” project, touching on the bigger foe our heroes will face:
“In a weird way, ‘Justice League’ is the next step for these characters to form a bigger team. Maybe there’s a bigger enemy to fight.”