Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was highly-anticipated by a lot of people; DC fans, superhero aficionados, and the public in general. Two of the most iconic characters in comic book history having a massive fight. What could go wrong? The answer to that question will differ depending on where you stand with regard to Zack Snyder’s superhero brawler. Some folks dig it, others… not so much.
The task of delivering a product that fulfils studio expectations, fan expectations AND makes a healthy profit at the box office no doubt put a lot of pressure on Snyder’s shoulders. Nevertheless, the movie failed to hit its financial projections (which were $1 billion worldwide), hence Warner Bros.’ plans to retool those in charge of its DC Extended Universe. While the individuals overseeing it have switched around, there’s still a few directors attached to their original projects, including Aquaman helmer James Wan.
The director recently chatted with Bad Taste (via /Film), giving his two cents on the negative response to Batman V Superman:
“I think it’s a world that is so difficult to control. And always, expectations of fans are just out of this world, right? No pun intended. And I know how it is to make Conjuring 2, just knowing how much expectation there is from the first movie. And I think you do the best you can, and just tell the best story you can.”
Talk about taking it all in your stride! Wan’s approach is a refreshing one, that’s for sure, and hails from his own experiences. It’s naturally too early to tell how he’ll juggle the various obligations and demands when crafting Aquaman. But, now that he, and the rest of the world, has witnessed the responses to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, at least he knows what he’s up against.