Zack Snyder is no stranger to movie press and fans having some tough criticism for his work, especially regarding his movies within the DC Extended Universe. With the critical troubles the franchise has had since its debut in 2013 compared to other juggernauts like Marvel, it’s impossible to ignore, even with so much new material releasing in the near future.
In a recent appearance on the LightCast Podcast, Justice League producer Deborah Snyder tackled the question regarding the “unkind press” that is coming with the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. She discussed the issue of fans having a “preconceived notion of what it should be:”
“We’ve had our share of unkind press. Some of it, though… It’s interesting because I think… [Batman v Superman] is the perfect example. ‘It’s too dark.’ Too dark compared to what? I think that some of the reactions were ‘It’s not funny enough. It’s not the movie I expected it to be.’ And you’re [saying], ‘Is that the movie’s fault or is that your fault for having a preconceived notion of what it should be?’ It was kind of interesting to read things like that
It’s refreshing in a way, however, to hear Deborah Snyder speak of these troubles for the entertainment industry as a whole and not just when it comes to the movies she and her husband make. This era of movies with the internet and social media can be absolutely brutal, which the Snyders have clearly seen firsthand from their experience with the DCEU.