It’s Zack Snyder v Spoilers as the filmmaker’s much-anticipated superhero showdown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice approaches.
In a recent interview with MTV News, Snyder weighed in on what it’s like trying to prevent and plug leaks about plot lines, characters, and others surprises as he and his team construct a sprawling movie universe based on the DC Comics canon.
“Of course I hate it when any spoilers come out!” Snyder said. “You design the movie as a story that evolves as you watch it, so moment-to-moment [you’re thinking], ‘Oh my god, what’s going to happen next? Are they gonna live? Are they gonna die?’ So you want that experience for the audience, as much as you can.”
Fans of superhero movies can be especially ravenous for any potential tidbits — earlier this week, a dubiously sourced Reddit post claiming to have info on Batman v Superman went viral — and Snyder understands their enthusiasm, to a point.
“If you’re, as an audience member, exploring these articles, looking for answers to questions that you have, maybe you’re okay with knowing before you go,” he told MTV. “It’s like an individual taste. But like I said, I want people to see the movie without knowing.”
As for those concerned that the most recent Batman v Superman trailer itself gave away too much, Snyder says not to worry. “I have the benefit of seeing the movie,” he said. “It’s cool that they think it’s too much, and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know. There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.”
Read more of Snyder’s interview at MTV. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is due in theaters March 25.