While Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice continues to roll in the Box Office, many are still curious about some of the films decisions. One of which being the retelling (again) of the “origin” of Batman via the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
In an interview with Forbes, Zack Snyder revealed his reasoning for the scene at the beginning of hte film:
“You know, they’re both born and live in a world where someone can care about them and mourn them, and they can love their mother. And that’s the cool thing, you know we spend so much time with the Martha-Clark relationship that I think it kind of pays off there. You realize, oh, we needed that as viewers, so we could get to a moment with Batman where that moment with Martha resonates. Because we’ve lived on with Clark’s relationship with his mother, so that moment is like, “Wow, that’s ringing for me and I feel it.”
“When we were shooting the title sequence, that whole idea about, “Do we really need to see the death of the Waynes again,” is a big thing to take a shot at again. But you realize you need it, because it actually pays off. And I really wanted to do it all the way.”
That he did, this was easily one of the more visceral tellings of the death of the Waynes, one that would come full circle by the end of the film.