Warning: This articles contains major spoilers from the movie
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice wasn't too pleasant for the Man of Steel. Supes took a lot of beating in the film and eventually got killed in the end — not a great thing for Superman fans.
In his latest interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Zack Snyder opened up about his decision to kill Superman and what that means for The Justice League.
"I felt like we had to kill Superman in this movie in order for us to have been serious with the entire premise of the film," the filmmaker explains with regards to having Doomsday end the hero's life just as he did in the comic books. "And that's not to say that he clearly is gone forever."
Now that's pretty obvious considering actor Henry Cavill (who plays Superman) is very much a part of The Justice League Part 1 and 2. But showing Superman dying in Dawn Of Justice definitely clears up two major plot points. A) We might not see Clark Kent in the upcoming movies, and B) Superman might not be involved in assembling The Justice League team.
"I wanted Bruce Wayne to build the Justice League," Snyder said. "I felt like with Superman around, it's a different conversation when you create the Justice League, right? It's like, 'Me and Superman, we want to make a Justice League.' [Other heroes would be] like, 'Okay, yeah, I'll join!' I just feel like Bruce Wayne having to go out and find these seven samurai by himself, that's a lot more interesting of a premise. I also I felt like, without Superman, there is definitely a vulnerability to the team that they're gonna need to figure something out, you know? Superman does represent the powerful. He's the Michael Jordan of heroes, he's gonna score."
It remains to be seen how Superman will be brought back of course, but Snyder did at least drop some hints as to the method of his resurrection.
"He comes very close to death in space (during a nuclear explosion scene in space) and the reason why we did that is because I wanted to show — and keep the idea in the viewer's mind — that he can come pretty close to death and the sun can revive him, or he can be revived. I think something more is gonna need to be done."