Hunting around for an item required to address the comments on the previous post, I came across a still from Watchmen's credit sequence:
As Meredith Woerner writes:
No. If we could, there wouldn't be a poster for a comic book? film? play? radio serial? starring Batman in the background. There is Batman-themed entertainment in this universe. (And if the opera being exited by the Waynes is Die Fledermaus, Snyder alludes not to Batman lore but Batman Begins. Scratch that. The opera in Batman Begins is Mefistofele.) The larger problem with this scene neatly encapsulates the larger problem with Snyder's aesthetic. He is faithful in act but not in spirit. His heart sins. In Watching the Watchmen, Dave Gibbons says outright what every careful reader of the novel already knew:
So why did Snyder include an advertisement for some sort of Bat-themed entertainment in the credit sequence? Because it would be cool. Who cares if it violates the fundamental narrative logic of the work Snyder purports to love?