I have to say, I was one of roughly five people out there who genuinely enjoyed Batman v Superman. The film has its faults — it’s more interested in ideas than execution — but I appreciated a great deal about it. One such sequence that leaned into the whole “idea” thing was the Knightmare sequence. For those who don’t remember, it featured a post-apocalyptic, desert landscape and a gun-toting Bats in a duster. It also featured an evil Superman in true Zack Snyder form.
I appreciated the film’s ambition. Rather than giving us a fully-encapsulated story, but took a bold risk in showing us something that presumably wouldn’t pay off for at least another few movies. But one big question fans had was how that vision came about. The sequence started with Bruce waiting for some files to decrypt. He seemed to fall asleep, launching us into the sequence, and when he woke up, he saw the Flash screaming out to him.
Zack Snyder was doing a commentary livestream for Batman v Superman on Vero, and he surprisingly knew very little about the actual logistics of the scene.
“So he… falls asleep, maybe,” Snyder said. “I’m not sure. Could be a consequence of Flash running on the cosmic treadmill and creating a rift. Could be a combination of those things.”
Oh, come on, Snyder! I back you for several years after this movie comes out and this what you give us? You don’t even understand how Bruce ends up seeing the actual sequence? I’ll admit, that sort of shakes my faith a little bit — though I guess the specifics could have been answered later on in his original Justice League movie.
Sadly, Warner Bros. quickly lost faith in the filmmaker and his vision for Justice League was lost to the almighty dollar. Of course, Snyder could have ironed all this out along the way. Unlike most people, I have no problem with storytellers figuring out things as they go. Some of the best stories out there are a result of that kind of planning (manga artists constantly do that). But I am a bit bummed that he didn’t seem to know the how behind how Bruce saw this alternate future.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant