It’s impossible to talk about the DC Extended Universe without mentioning the divisive nature of the franchise. Nearly every article you read on the topic starts out mentioning that fact, an issue that traces its roots all the way back to the very first movie, Man of Steel. While the Superman reboot initially saw a fairly positive reception, some fans and critics took issue with Zack Snyder’s tone and the fact that Superman snaps Zod’s neck to save civilians at the end.

The events of Man of Steel became the source of the core conflict in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was met with even louder complaints. Things were ...

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