[Movies] Zack Snyder: 'Mass Destruction Scenes in Man of Steel Were Inspired By Myths'
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.29.2013
He wanted to recount ancient mythology...
The Japan Times recently interviewed Man of Steel director Zack Snyder who commented on the criticism by fans on the mass destruction depicted in the movie's climax.
Snyder stated: "I wanted the movie to have a mythological feeling. In ancient mythology, mass deaths are used to symbolize disasters. In other countries like Greece and Japan, myths were recounted through the generations, partly to answer unanswerable questions about death and violence. In America, we don't have that legacy of ancient mythology. Superman is probably the closest we get. It's a way of recounting the myth."
Snyder is set to direct the upcoming Batman/Superman crossover film, Man of Steel 2, set for a July 17, 2015 release.