One of the things that separates DC’s shared universe from Marvel’s is that the former won’t feature any crossovers between its movies and its TV shows. For instance, while Marvel’s Daredevil series is set in the same New York that features in The Avengers, DC will soon have two different actors playing the Flash; Grant Gustin on TV and Ezra Miller on film.
This has upset some fans who want to see more of a connection between DC’s properties. However, the man currently responsible for the movie side of things, Zack Snyder, has recently spoken out on behalf of the decision.
Speaking on the Hall of Justice podcast, Snyder said: “The bottom line for me is: I have 100% respect and love what they’re doing on TV. I think it’s amazing, and it speaks to the iconographic nature of these characters – these characters are bigger than any of the actors that are playing them.”
“You know, long after I’m done making a Batman/Superman movie there’ll be someone else who makes it. You know, who makes another one. It’s almost like an American tradition now, we’ve established that these characters will be played and played again, and they exist outside of us in this moment.”
He further explained: “that’s the thing that I’ve embraced, and as opposed to just trying to shoehorn all these story lines into a single universe, we let the characters exist in multi-universe, and therefore it’s a lot more fun and it’s a lot more value for the audience. They get to see their favourite and most beloved characters on different adventures at the same time, in different universes.”
“And it really makes the meal a lot richer and a lot more fun. And I think that’s really the joy of what we’re trying to do over here at DC.”
You can listen to the full podcast here.
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