Yep, you read that title right, Zack Snyder had planned on killing Batman all along in his version of the DCEU, but you know what, it kind of makes sense when you think about it.
So here’s the deal, in Snyder’s version of ‘Justice League,’ Darkseid would have been a major element, as would the Anti-Life equation, and it all would have tied into a proposed 5-part plan Snyder had for the DCEU that would have involved Batman dying in ‘Justice League 2,’ which would have been heavily based on the ‘Final Crisis’ story-arc in the comics. All of this is coming to light now because fans have been asking questions about the three different crosses seen in Batman’s vision of the future in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’
When asked about the death of Batman online, Snyder simply replied “Of course.” You can check out Snyder’s reply next to released artwork from Ramesh De Silva’s Twitter account which has Superman holding Batman’s lifeless body, with Snyder’s reply next to it:
And when you think more about the whole situation with Ben Affleck, the pieces really start to come together. The man most likely signed on to the role knowing it had an expiration date due to Snyder’s plans and was most likely writing/directing a solo ‘Batman’ film that tied heavily into the storyline that Snyder was building. Once Snyder was forced out of the DCEU, Affleck was left in the lurch, carrying on a role he had not committed to long-term, with a movie that he had no direction for because the story he had signed on to do was being altered every day. No wonder we could never get a straight answer out of Affleck or anyone out of Warner Bros/ DC! Of course, at this point, this is still rather speculative, but it does make a good amount of sense.
What do you think of these connections? Should Warner Bros have given Snyder a chance to complete his vision? Or were they right to pull the plug? Do you think it is a ridiculous notion to kill off the (arguably) most profitable character they have on screen? Feel free to share your opinions on the matter in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant