BATMAN v SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Explains Why Superman Coffin Scene Wasn't Really A Cliffhanger

BATMAN v SUPERMAN Director Zack Snyder Explains Why Superman Coffin Scene Wasn't Really A Cliffhanger

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has explained why the dirt floating on the Man of Steel's coffin at the end of the movie wasn't actually a cliffhanger setting up Justice League...

By JoshWilding - Mar 31, 2020 03:03 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman vs. Superman
Source: via Screen Rant

In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Man of Steel dies while battling Doomsday and is laid to rest in the closing moments of Zack Snyder's DC Comics adaptation. However, in what appeared to be a blatant Justice League tease, the dirt on Clark Kent's coffin started floating seconds before the screen turned black.

Despite the fact the scene seemingly confirmed that Superman was still alive, the director has now explained that this piece of imagery was symbolic in nature rather than sequel bait. 

"It's always been symbolic of hope and lessons learned," Snyder said, confirming that it was meant to be symbolic rather than literal. That would certainly explain why the hero was still very much dead when the rest of the Justice League decided to dig him up, but we still don't know how significantly Joss Whedon changed Superman's resurrection with his divisive reshoots. 

We do know that Snyder's Superman plans in Justice League were much different to what ended up on screen, though, and while it was easy to see which scenes the filmmaker was responsible for shooting (mostly because Henry Cavill didn't have that weird CGI mouth), it's unclear what context they were meant to be used in.

If the Snyder Cut eventually sees the light of day, we'll get some answers. For now, it remains a mystery, but it's definitely been interesting getting this insight from the Batman v Superman helmer.

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FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 3/31/2020, 2:14 AM


It was a clear tease of Superman resurrection.
Nebula
Nebula - 3/31/2020, 4:02 AM
@PlusUltra - It reminded me of the LEGO videogames. Kids are gonna play them so you can't just have a character die, you have to later confirm that they're fine.

So, LEGO Jurassic World, everyone who got eaten by the Mosasaur is just hanging out, playing cards inside its stomach. Or at the end of Jurassic Park, you have Muldoon and the guy who got eaten off the toilet run out and just miss getting on the helicopter.

MidnightStroker
MidnightStroker - 3/31/2020, 2:18 AM
Wonder how much of "articles" are you going to milk from the commentary. I'll be upset if not over 10
Nebula
Nebula - 3/31/2020, 4:03 AM
bkmeijer2
bkmeijer2 - 3/31/2020, 4:05 AM
Yeah sure, keep telling yourself that buddy
Cuhcoast
Cuhcoast - 3/31/2020, 4:06 AM
WTF Twilight Batman Teen Drama comic!
FinnishDude
FinnishDude - 3/31/2020, 5:05 AM
@Cuhcoast - So?
OmegaBlack13
OmegaBlack13 - 3/31/2020, 9:42 AM
@Cuhcoast - Did you just refer to something with teens as Twilight in 2020???
OmegaDaGrodd
OmegaDaGrodd - 3/31/2020, 4:21 AM
His movies ALWAYS get worse whenever he talks about them, without fail
pclark
pclark - 3/31/2020, 7:26 AM
@OmegaDaGrodd - And he just won't shut up about them. Ever. He always has to throw Watchmen and the 300 in our faces as well.
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