>>106431395>Batman wasn't ALWAYS murdering people guys>He was just torturing them and marking them for death in prison cells.
WHY would you possibly try to justify this being the default Batman of the DCEU? WHY would anyone want this to be his first on screen appearance especially to a new generation of people who may be getting their early introductions to this character through this film Bold statement, I know, but my little sister's very first introduction to a piece of media with Batman was Batman Begins, so imagine if we had flashed forward a decade and she decided to watch BvS with me instead. When you read a fictional headline like the one you just posted, do you really think to yourself, "Oh, that's Batman." When Zack Snyder talks about how Batman "Has to shoot them in the head" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZD6Wmu2L8
do you really think to yourself "Oh, that's Batman." I'm not saying that Batman needs to be some squeaky clean Adam West hero, but if they really wanted Batman to have this dark descent in this film, he shouldn't be killing regular mooks, he should be killing Superman and JUST Superman. The idea of Superman being the only exception Batman makes to his no killing rule would actually be pretty solid for Batman's character development, or at least a scene where he kills someone and actually shows empathy like a functioning human being, but the first extended scene we have with him ALREADY has him gunning down cars and blowing people up. That's horrible characterization and even worse, all of this "development" you're talking about happens off screen so Zack Snyder can have an excuse to blow shit up and gun down cars.
Even worse, there is no explicit statement for when Batman first starting killing people. So if I said something like, "Batman has been killing mooks for years, but the bat brand is entirely new" that statement couldn't be proven false, because him not killing directly has never been acknowledged.