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Zack Snyder Says Batman and Superman Are Not Like ‘Flavor of the Week Ant-Man’

Batman and Superman aren’t typical superheroes to Zack Snyder. Aside from being the “most mythological of our superheroes,” the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” director thinks they transcend the superhero movie genre.

Snyder took a shot at the Marvel Universe in an interview with The Daily Beast. While addressing Steven Spielberg’s comments that “there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western,” the filmmaker said Marvel heroes are a dime a dozen.

“I feel like he’s right. But I feel like Batman and Superman are transcendent of superhero movies in a way, because they’re Batman and Superman,” Snyder said while promoting Doritos’ final Super Bowl filmmaking contest. “They’re not just, like, the flavor of the week Ant-Man — not to be mean, but whatever it is. What is the next Blank-Man?”

He also discussed whether “Batman v Superman” will feature more screen time with Batman than Superman.

“Only in that because it’s a different Batman than the Batman that was in the Chris Nolan movies, so we have a little bit more explaining to do and you just had a whole Superman movie,” he said. “But I think only in that way, because you need to understand where Batman is with everything. And that’s more toward the beginning, but it evens back out as it goes on.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters on March 25, 2016.

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