11:17am PT by Graeme McMillan
Zack Snyder Reacts to 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Plot Complaints
Following the release of the second trailer for March's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, some fans complained that too much of the story had been given away, especially as it related to seeing the two heroes stand alongside Wonder Woman against a common foe. Perhaps unsurprisingly, director Zack Snyder doesn't agree with that point of view.
"I have the benefit of seeing the movie," Snyder told MTV when asked about the complaints. "It’s cool that [fans] 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."
In particular, he went on, there's more to Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor than what initially appears.
"In the trailer, of course he comes across in a very specific way," Snyder admitted to MTV, before adding, "In the movie, he’s like a million times more sophisticated than what you get in 30 seconds. But that’s also the fun of it. That’s why you go to the movies, so you can actually see the context and understand the depth."
The director also explained that he'd rather fans watched the movie unspoiled. "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," he said. "I want people to see the movie without knowing."
That leaves just under three months left to stay away from spoilers; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released March 25.