Zack Snyder Talks Bringing New Characters In 'Justice League'; Teases Superman's Role

Come November Warner Bros. will introduce comic-book characters to not only the cinematic world but also to the audience thanks to the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League.

“The thing that’s awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven’t seen in the movies before on the big screen,” Snyder said to USA Today about the newcomers in the DC Films' Universe like Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ray Fisher's alien cybernetic hero of Cyborg, and Ezra Miller's wickedly fast Flash.

“It’s kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters,” Snyder added. “It is a process to make a team out of this group of individuals, but for the greater good maybe they can put their differences aside.”

We were already introduced to the likes of Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and of course Henry Cavill's Superman, the former two being brought into the fold in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

And it will be Affleck's Caped Crusader taking the task of uniting the world's finest to defend the Earth against the imminent threat of Steppenwolf and othersat hand. “He’s been a loner for certainly his crime-fighting career, maybe with the exception of Robin,” Snyder explained. “When we meet him in BvS, he’s definitely at this low point of isolation. That was always our intention, that Justice League would be this continuation for Batman to evolve into a more complete hero.”

Gadot's Wonder Woman is already getting her own solo film which will, “flesh out and realize (her island home) Themyscira and embrace canon with her and get all the elements to mash up that I love from the original stories,” said Snyder, who's one of the producers of Wonder Woman. “But also we’ll see that dovetail into not only the why of BvS, but even now the why of Justice League and who she is finally realized. We know now where she comes from.”

With the origins of both Wonder Woman and Batman firmly realised the attention will be put on the new guys and when it comes to them, “they’re each such awesome personalities in the movie,” Snyder noted. “You have Jason stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra, who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash. And Ray’s story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie.”

But there is a person missing, Superman, who is buried six feet under thanks to the events that unfolded in Batman v Superman“It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it,” Snyder said with a laugh.

Snyder knew well in advanced that BvS would act as a precursor for Justice League, remembering the talks deciphering the role the Krytponian will play.

“It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need?”
Snyder said. “All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him.”

Source: USA Today


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