Though a lot of people would disagree with this next statement after having watched the latest Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer it's very true. Zack Snyder is NOT a fan of spoilers.
First off, he called the recent review from Reddit user ViolatingNDA that contained a large amount of supposed spoilers, "hilarious." So does that pretty much confirm that the review (that sounded very plausible) is full of sh*t? Seems like it. But moving on to the latest trailer, this is what Zack had to say:
“I have the benefit of seeing the movie, it’s cool that they think it’s too much and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know. There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.”
Then he gave his thoughts on spoilers in general:
"Of course I hate it when any spoilers come out! You design the movie as a story that evolves as you watch it, so moment-to-moment [you’re thinking], ‘Oh my god, what’s going to happen next? Are they gonna live? Are they gonna die?’ So you want that experience for the audience, as much as you can. If you’re, as an audience member, exploring these articles, looking for answers to questions that you have, maybe you’re okay with knowing before you go. It’s like an individual taste. But like I said, I want people to see the movie without knowing."
So Zack seems to be largely against spoilers of a movie before its release. While the trailer did seem to practically show the whole movie according to some, it's still being said that the audience does not know the whole or majority of the movie, and we're still in for a surprise.
Now moving on, it's no argument one of the most (if not the most) anticipated element in this movie, is the introduction of Wonder Woman. I mean she was recently voted as the most anticipated comic-book character debut on Fandango. While a fair amount of people have doubts seeing how Gal Gadot who is portraying her has little acting experience, Zack can't help but praise her.
“We kind of tried to just listen to Wonder Woman… to preserve her mystery but understand her as much as we can, in the way that we see her in the movie, you’ve got to listen to Wonder Woman because what Wonder Woman wants, Wonder Woman gets, that’s just how it is.”
“I think that Gal [Gadot] is amazing, an amazing Wonder Woman and really – I feel like there’s an atmosphere out in the world where [with] this giant iconographic strong female superhero, it’s time. It’s time for that. It’s long overdue.”
I personally am really looking forward to seeing her performance, as the few scenes we've seen her in you really felt that strong heroic atmosphere Snyder describes.
Now the most criticized casting choice in the film is without a doubt Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, but as with Gal he defends the characteristics saying we haven't seen the full Lex yet.
“In the trailer, of course he comes across in a very specific way,” said Snyder. “Argo” screenwriter Chris Terrio had a lot of conversations about the sort of Lex they wanted to write before letting Eisenberg take the reins. “In the movie, he’s like a million times more sophisticated than what you get in 30 seconds. But that’s also the fun of it. That’s why you go to the movies, so you can actually see the context and understand the depth.”
Writer Chris Terrio is known for giving his characters layers and depth, so it's not hard to believe that maybe we haven't yet seen the whole spectrum when it comes it Jesse's Lex.
I guess we'll find out in three months won't we?
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice releases on March 25th, 2016.