Zack Snyder is long gone from the Worlds of DC. He had a crack at it with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, but it became clear after that second film that his overall vision for the universe was one that didn’t click with fans, and as such, they didn’t click with Warner Bros., who needed these movies to be successful.
As such, there is a version of the DC Extended Universe that will never be. There is a version of Justice League in Snyder’s brain that will never be realized, and as a result, there are questions left in Batman v Superman that will likely never be answered. Over the past several months, Snyder has taken to his social media platform of choice to interact with fans answer questions about his DC films, and in many cases, clarify what he was trying to get across.
A recent question from fans revolved around Martha Kent. Given Superman’s abilities, he is more than capable of finding her for himself, right? Why is it that he relies on Batman and Alfred to find her, then?
“It is a green screen shot. He flies up above the city and hovers. The camera begins to rotate around him as he hears the Cries of citywide crime going on and as we get closer, he is in pain because he knows if he tries to find her this way, he will have to ignore the countless crimes going on in the two cities and the world.”
Even though Superman is capable of so many greats feats, contrary to Lex Luthor’s opinion, he’s not a god. There’s only so many people he can save, meaning that whenever he’s living as Clark Kent or even while he’s on the job elsewhere in the world, there will always be others suffering. That’s why he didn’t use his super hearing to figure out Martha’s location; doing that would have been too overwhelming what with all the other horrible events he’d have to ignore to find her.
Source: Zack Snyder