Zack Snyder further comments on the recently revealed Man of Steel easter egg that puts more doubt on a shared DC cinematic universe. Click the jump to see more.
Last week, the Internet was set ablaze with rabid enthusiasm, myself included, when Zack Snyder dropped a huge easter egg bomb, when he revealed that there was a Batman reference in Man of Steel. Personally, I was struck with unbridled joy at just the thought of Superman living within the same universe as Bruce Wayne, but I had to contain myself and think logically for a second. It was very possible that I, and the rest of the world, was taking his comment way out of proportion and that this easter egg really was just an easter egg and that there wasn’t any real intention to expanding this cinematic universe.
Well, early last week Zack Snyder was interviewed by film critic Jake Hamilton, where Hamilton, the keen observer, managed to catch the easter egg in his screening of the movie and asked Snyder about it, to which Snyder replied with unfortunate candidness, explaining that although it does present DC with the opportunity to connect and expand their universe, that wasn’t entirely his intention. You can check out his answer at the 18:40 mark.
Here’s a transcript:
“It’s a nod of the hat and tribute, absolutely. I wanted to do something for me that just acknowledges the amazing partnership and friendship that I have with Chris, and I just wanted that in the movie somehow… There’s a couple other little things in the movie too that point to the potential for…’DC expansion,’ though I’d say that our main focus and our main goal was to get Superman to work 100%.
I don’t even know what it means to be honest, having those things in there, other than to say…’yeah, those things are in there.’”
Hate to admit it, but I may have jumped the gun a little bit. But rather than jump the gun in the opposite direction and say that this wasn’t at all an attempt to expand the universe, I’m just going to be optimistic and hopeful that DC will take advantage of this.
Need more news to dampen your day, here’s what he had to say about the certainty of a Justice League movie:
“People are convinced that the Justice League movie is… we’re just doing it tomorrow. So there’s that. Which is not ridiculous in the sort of global concept, it’s naive to say that ‘we have no… we don’t want to…’ But on the other hand, just to be that adamant. It’s pretty funny.”
In so many words, Snyder’s just telling the fanboys to chill out. We can still dream, can’t we?
What do you think? Would you consider it blind optimism to still hope that the Justice League movie is a certainty? Or that Bruce Wayne does exist in the same world as Superman? Or that we should just take Snyder’s word for it and just chill out? Let me know.