Director Zack Snyder has strongly responded to fan criticisms of Batman killing, and his movies, at a recent Q & A session.
This all happened at a recent charity screening of Snyder’s films, including Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder went on an expletive-laden rant when the topic of Batman killing came up. According to Snyder, Batman killing is a natural extension of flawed heroes. The director even went as far as telling the no-killing critics to “Wake the f— up”.
Someone says to me: [Ben Affleck’s] Batman killed a guy. I’m like, “F—, really? Wake the f— up.” I guess that’s what I’m saying, once you’ve lost your virginity to this f—ing 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 f—ing road on that. It’s a cool point of view to be like, “My heroes are still innocent. My heroes didn’t f—ing 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 f—ing dream world.