During recent interviews with The Empire Film Podcast and IGN, Zack Snyder discussed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the future of the DC Extended Universe.
On the tease of the villain Darkseid: “Maybe he exists out there in the universe. Maybe he’s looking for something. Something that is against life?”
On Batman’s faithful sidekick being dead in this universe: “In my mind, it was that Robin had died about 10 years earlier in some run-in with a young Joker. So there was an interest to me, sort of a fun backstory to play with. I felt like the whole idea was there had been loss and there had been sacrifice. In a weird way he’s sacrificed everything to be Batman, he doesn’t really have a life outside the cave. I thought that by including a dead Robin it was helping us understand he’s been on quite a little journey.”