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Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been taking its time getting its way to theaters – announced in 2013, and not arriving until 2016 – and that time span has allowed for a whole lot of rumor and speculation. Rarely does a week go by that we don’t hear some kind of special detail about the new blockbuster and debate its validity in comparison to what we already know about the film. We can expect many more months of this, but apparently not a problem at all for the movie’s director, as he’s understood that while some stories are right on point, others are completely off base.
Yahoo recently had the opportunity to sit down with the filmmaker and talk about his big upcoming project, and it was during their conversation that Snyder expressed why he isn’t all that bothered by rumors and supposed spoilers that have been swirling around. Asked about the craziest rumors he’s heard about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the director explained,
There are so many, it’s insanity. It’s funny because every now and then someone will touch on something that’s kind of true, but the next thing they say makes me realize that they took a wild guess. They’ll say something and I’ll say ‘Oh snap, they must have seen the script.’ And then they’ll say, ‘And this happens!’ And then I’ll go, ‘They have no idea what they’re talking about.’
He went on to say that he recognizes the fun of speculation, and that there is a certain element of "taking shots" and trying to sell them. Of course, there are some stories that are completely off base – such as the report from a couple months ago that said that Zack Snyder’s son, Eli Snyder, will be playing the role of Robin in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Said the director,
There’s a rumor that my son is [playing] Robin. It’s not true. Now there are all these images of him that people have made where he’s dressed like Robin. It’s fun to hear and see them.
Speculation about Eli Snyder was largely driven by the fact that the filmmaker previously cast his son for parts in both Watchmen and 300. But while that story isn’t true, we’re forced to think about all of the various reports we’ve heard the last two years and wonder what is actually real and what’s actually totally bogus. The truth is that we probably won’t get answers to those questions for another few months – unless the marketing for the movie changes gears and starts to get really spoilery.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25, 2016.