The Superman that we saw in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” wasn’t exactly a bright take on the character, and so far Zack Snyder’s version of the character has been heavily criticized by fans.
Executive Producer Deborah Snyder recently spoke to Forbes and she opened up about her thoughts on the DCEU’s Superman and what makes him more relatable.
“It’s about these journeys. I mean, Zack really loves Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey, and these characters are just so mythic, and their journeys– I always say their journeys are what we can relate to. Because we can’t relate to their powers, so what do you have? That’s the great thing about our Superman. He is more relatable.”
One of the biggest criticisms people seem to have when it comes to this version of Superman is that he’s too dark. Snyder also commented on the perceived darkness and why she believes it makes their Superman more real.
“Someone said, ‘It’s so dark,’ and I go, ‘Well, is it dark? He’s going through real problems that we go through as people every day.’ To me that’s not dark, that’s life. We’re complicated people. And we’re making him in that way more relatable. So I don’t think that’s dark, I think that’s just who we are. People are complex, we’re not strictly just the good Boy Scout trying to do good. He does want to do good, and I think all of the the things Superman represents are who he is, but he also stumbles along the way and learns from it. To me, that’s so much more interesting.”
You can see Henry Cavill’s Superman back on the big screen when “Justice League” hits theaters in 2017.