Director Zack Snyder has now offered an explanation for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’s pivotal Martha Kent subplot. While Warner Bros. started their superhero franchise DCEU with 2013’s Man of Steel, it wasn’t until 2016’s BvS that the fans’ hopes of getting a shared DC Cinematic Universe was solidified.

It has been two years since the release of BvS, but similar to Justice League, it has still remained a topic of discussion among fans. A significant amount of footage wasn’t shown in the film and many plots in the film were plotted but never revisited again. However, there’s one controversial subplot that fans have discussed over and over again: Martha Kent kidnapping sequence.

From Lex Luthor and Superman’s conversation on the roof to Batman saying “why did you say that name” several minutes later, the whole scenario has been dissected many times. And now it’s Snyder himself who has joined the conversation. Snyder explained on his Vero account why Clark didn’t find his mother on his own, despite the fact that he is fully capable of finding her, as he did in Lois’ case.

It is a green screen shot. He flies up above the city and hovers. The camera begins to rotate around him as he hears the Cries of citywide crime going on and as we get closer, he is in pain because he knows if he try’s to find her this way, he will have to ignore the countless crimes going on in the two cities and the world.

Sadly, now Superman and Batman are no longer the focal points of DCEU. The fates of both these heroes are currently under dark clouds, with Warner Bros yet to speak a word on either. Affleck is already rumoured to be out, with Matt Reeves taking over as the director in a standalone Batman film. On the other hand, Cavill is yet to reach an agreement with the studio, and is currently busy in filming Netflix’s The Witcher.

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