Batman v Superman continues to do exceptionally well at the box office, with over $500 grossed worldwide so far, surpassing $200 million domestic. And director Zack Snyder seems eager to tell fans that there is so much more to come. He spoke to The Empire Film Podcast to talk about the new movie and the extended universe as a whole.
The question of the much-rumored Justice League villain Darkseid eventually came up. “Maybe he exists out there in the universe,” said Snyder. “Maybe he’s looking for something. Something that is against life?”
That’s all he would really offer up on the subject, but it’s a major tease, no doubt referring to the Anti-Life Equation, something well known to comic book fans as Darkseid’s eventual endgame. It would allow him to control all sentient life in the universe.
Snyder also spoke with IGN to talk a little bit about what the death of Robin meant to Batman, how it affected him now, and how it had happened. “In my mind, it was that Robin had died about 10 years earlier in some run-in with a young Joker… So there was an interest to me, sort of a fun backstory to play with. I felt like the whole idea was there had been loss and there had been sacrifice. In a weird way he’s sacrificed everything to be Batman, he doesn’t really have a life outside the cave. I thought that by including a dead Robin it was helping us understand he’s been on quite a little journey.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing. Read our review here.
Justice League will premiere November 10th, 2017.