Comic book director Zack Snyder says Cam is Superman, Peyton is Batman

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The 10th Crash the Super Bowl contest will make its final appearance during the big game and three lucky finalists have been vying for consumer votes over the past weeks to win the grand prize.

One finalist ad (based on most votes) will air during the Super Bowl and win the creator a $1 million grand prize and the opportunity to collaborate with Zack Snyder on a future DC Entertainment film.

Because Crash the Super Bowl also marks the 50th anniversary of the Doritos brand and the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, Doritos is shaking up the contest this year. The two other finalists will each win a $100,000 prize and opportunity to consult on an upcoming Doritos project.

We had the chance to talk to Zack Snyder about the fun initiative, his upcoming movie 'Batman vs. Superman', the Super Bowl and more.

Q: The Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest is always fun, but how much have you enjoyed being a part of it?

A: It's been amazing opportunity for us because I was the commercial director. They came to us and asked if I'd be interested in a mentorship with these guys and I said absolutely. When it cmmes to making spots, I was able to help with my filmmaking. It's great. I'm gonna be with them to win $1 million dollars and it's a life changing event. I'm pretty excited.

Q: Are you a big sports fan?

A: I'm a pretty big sports fan. My son plays football at UCLA and I'm a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. So, for me, pretty much every Sunday includes football.

Q: What's your favorite thing about sports?

A: Football is my favorite thing to watch. I played soccer in high school, so I'm a big soccer fan too. Oh, and I played badminton too.

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Director Zack Snyder speaks at the ceremony posthumously honoring Batman creator Bob Kane with the 2,562nd star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on October 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
First time feature director Zack Snyder has turned in a fresh, lively remake of the zombie classic Dawn of the Dead, which probably will nudge The Passion out of first place. (Photo by Ricardo Dearatanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 9: Directors Zack Snyder and James Gunn arrive at the premiere of Universal Picture's 'Slither' at the Vista Theater on March 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rodrigo Santoro, director Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler (Photo by Kurt Vinion/WireImage)
Zack Snyder during Wonder-Con - Day 2 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, United States. (Photo by Kevin Sam/FilmMagic)
Debbie Snyder, Greg Silverman, Executive Vice-President Warner Bros, and Zack Snyder (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
London, UNITED KINGDOM: US director Zack Snyder arrives for the British Premiere of his latest film '300' in London's Leicester Square, 15 March 2007. AFP Photo / Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 10: Director Zack Snyder attends the 'Watchmen' press conference at Apgujeong CGV on November 10, 2008 in Seoul, South Korea. The film will open on March 06, 2009 in U.S. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
BEVERY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Zack Snyder, director of the motion picture 'Watchmen', February 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr./Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 26: Director Zack Snyder attends the 'Watchmen' ('Die Waechter') photocall at hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 26, 2009 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 02: Director Zack Snyder, recipient of the Director of the Year Award, arrives at the ShoWest awards ceremony at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, April 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 10: Zack Snyder and Debbie Snyder attend the UK premiere of 'Legend Of The Guardian' at Odeon West End on October 10, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 14: Director Zack Snyder and actor Henry Cavill participate in Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures Preview - 'Man Of Steel' - Comic-Con International 2012 held at San Diego Convention Center on July 14, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 16: Director Zack Snyder arrives at a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote his upcoming movie 'Man of Steel' at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 16, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 28: Director Zack Snyder promotes 'Man Of Steel' at the CN Tower on May 28, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: (L-R) Director Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder attend 'Man Of Steel' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
MADRID, SPAIN - JUNE 17: Director Zack Snyder attends the 'Man of Steel' (El Hombre de Acero) premiere at the Capitol cinema on June 17, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: Director Zack Snyder arrives at DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. host Superman 75 party at San Diego Comic-Con at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 19, 2013 in San Diego, California. Guests at the Superman 75 celebration Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotelâs Float Bar in downtown San Diego were given a rare treat, an audience with the comic book that started it all â Action Comics #1. The issue was loaned to DC Entertainment by White Stripes front man Jack White as part of the tribute to 75 years of the Superman character. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for DC Entertainment)
TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 22: Director Zack Snyder attends the 'Man of Steel' press conference at the Grand Hyatt on August 22, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: Director Zack Snyder attends the Warner Bros. Pictures panel and presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director Zack Snyder attends a ceremony honoring artist Bob Kane wtih a Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on October 21, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
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Q: The upcoming 'Batman vs. Superman' movie looks amazing. How anxious are you for it to come out?

A: You know what, I'm super proud of it. I feel like the icons you're dealing with at this level are so fun. You're going into uncharted territory with each character because nobody has ever seen them duke it out at this level. Also, not to mention the fact that once we got to the idea of Batman and Superman in same universe, it allowed a cool transition.

Q: Did you think that idea would be a success right away?

A: I'm very much of the mindset that it's real exciting. I couldn't imagine a more amazing opportunity if you love comic books and want to see if come to life, in my opinion.

Q: Was this easier to create than 'Man of Steel'?

A: I don't wanna say easier, but it was more natural. The true adversaries, the drive of the movie was really easy. It was really fun.

Q: It was cool to put a serious spin on 'Superman', much like how Christopher Nolan did with 'Batman.' Or do you not see it that way?

A: I think, for me, it was my take, my point of view. The relationship and what I wanted to achieve for Superman was to legitimize him with new a millennium. What Chris did with Batman, you feel like he exists now, what I consider, he consists in pop culture.

Q: Do you have a Super bowl prediction?

A: I don't know. I'm a fan of both teams. It's hard for me because I don't have a dog in the race. I'm a huge Peyton Manning fan, but it's hard to say how it'll go down.

Q: Which quarterback is more like Superman or Batman?

A: I think if you're going to characterize these two, Cam is definitely Superman and Peyton is definitely Batman. Definitely strong parallels. Verizon Wireless customers will able to stream Super Bowl 50 live on Go90. Download the new app now!

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