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Zack Snyder has strict rules for his Justice League superheroes

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (opens in new tab), Zack Snyder will be introducing audiences to an expansive, fantastical world filled with heroes and villains who have extraordinary abilities. While that is great news for fans of the comics, it's an added headache for the filmmakers as they endeavour to accurately translate characters' power levels from page to screen.

In WIRED (opens in new tab) magazine, Snyder briefly talked about how he was attempting to navigate the issue: "We've been strict with our rules. What they can do - Batman, Superman, Flash, Cyborg - we really are hard on ourselves because we want all those things to have a reality, a mythological grounding."

Snyder also had a few words to say about Wonder Woman, who will finally be making her cinematic debut in this month's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: "Female empowerment is a thing I've gone after in all my films. They all have strong female representation. It's about time Wonder Woman was represented correctly."

Though Snyder has his share of critics, his passion for DC's characters is obvious. Seeing as he's playing an integral role in shaping the DC movie universe, here's hoping that passion shines through in his filmmaking.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Laurence Fishburne, and Amy Adams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in UK and US cinemas on March 25, 2016.

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.