Jim Lee believes Zack Snyder will ‘blow everyone away’ with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Man of Steel was met with mixed reviews, so it’s no surprise to see that many fans are worried about Zack Snyder’s take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-publisher Jim Lee has chimed in on what he thinks about the upcoming movie.

In an interview with Variety, Jim Lee was asked on what advice he would give to the director:

“Zack is a comic book fan and draws inspiration from the comics. He doesn’t need to be given advice. He’s a talented filmmaker. He’s a super stylized visualist. He’ll do stuff no one has ever done with the caped crusader and blow everyone away. He knows how to take the sensibility of comic books and do what other filmmakers don’t know how to do.”

Lee also says that adaptations should be inspired and not be a carbon copy:

“I know a lot of filmmakers will look at the source material and what we capture on paper and translate that entirely onto film, but it shouldn’t be a literal translation of the comic books themselves. We work in a medium that has no end. A film should have a beginning, middle and end and resolution until the next one comes out. We’re telling a story every single month. They’re different sensibilities.”

Even though Lee is high up on the DC ladder, he doesn’t really have any real input on the actual film:

“I’m in charge of publishing. My level of involvement is gasping and oohing when I see the footage and clapping when the DC logo comes on at the beginning.

Do you share Jim Lee’s thoughts on Zack Snyder’s ability?

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