Zack Snyder Defends Batman Killing People in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': 'Wake the F**k Up'

Zack Snyder launched into an expletive-laden rant defending his decision to show Batman killing his foes in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

This is Zack Snyder.
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This is Zack Snyder.

Zack Snyder recently went on a profanity-laden tirade where he defended his decision to show Batman killing people in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder's choice as the film's director to have a killing Caped Crusader goes against the moral compass of the comic book version, who was opposed to murder and even refrained from the use of guns.  

"Someone says to me: Batman killed a guy. I'm like, f**k, really?," Snyder said, perComic Book. "Wake the f**k up! I guess that's what I'm saying. Once you lost your virginity to this fucking 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**king road on that. It's a cool point of view to be like 'my heroes are innocent'…That's cool. But you're living in a f**king dream world." 

Snyder's spirited outburst was greeted with resounding cheers and applause from a crowd that paid to attend the Q&A session, which was part of a three-day charity event where attendees would screen the director's cut for three of his films—Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Dawn of the Dead, and Watchmen.

Their biased response to Snyder's remarks doesn't reflect the opinion of the larger DC Comics community who feels like the 53-year-old director always seemed to be a little too disconnected with the superheroes he put on the screen. While we're not asking for someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of characters, like Batman, Superman, etc. to helm projects coming out of the DC Extended Universe, it shouldn't be too much to ask for a director who, at least, respects the groundwork laid out before him. 

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