In 2008, Zack Snyder gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly to promote Watchmen the movie. In the aftermath of the release of his Batman V Superman, his comments have been exhumed. Specifically two paragraphs.
You could call it "high-brow" comics, but to me, that comic book was just pretty sexy! I had a buddy who tried getting me into "normal" comic books, but I was all like, "No one is having sex or killing each other. This isn't really doing it for me." I was a little broken, that way. So when Watchmen came along, I was, "This is more my scene."
Everyone says that about [Christopher Nolan's] Batman Begins. "Batman's dark." I'm like, okay, "No, Batman's cool." He gets to go to a Tibetan monastery and be trained by ninjas. Okay? I want to do that. But he doesn't, like, get raped in prison. That could happen in my movie. If you want to talk about dark, that's how that would go.
The comments have attracted all manner of criticism. Even though no one got raped in BVS/ Apart from, you know, the childhood of certain fans who post on-line.
Indeed Gerry Conway, writer of the death of Gwen Stacy and co-creator of The Punisher, Firestorm, Steel, Vixen, Jason Todd and Captain Carrot decided to be as direct as possible.
So we know how he feels about that one.
Just in case you weren't sure.