“Zack Snyder’s Superman is too dark.”
If Zack Snyder made Superman “too dark” like y'all make it seem like he did, then Superman would have not hesitated to kill Batman to save his mother. Instead of walking calmly through the doors of court, he would have flown straight from the sky into the courtroom, leaving a giant hole in the Capitol’s roof, not even bothering to play by human rules, grabbing officials and senators by their necks, demanding that he be left alone. Threatening them. He would have let Doomsday kill Lex Luthor. He would have most likely not deliberately missed the opportunity to follow Bruce Wayne to save a little girl in Mexico. He was willing to sacrifice himself multiple times to save humanity.
At the end, he even basically committed suicide for the greater good. But now he’s dark because he didn’t smile like Donner’s Superman did? He’s rejected by half of the world’s population, accused of murder, watched his dad die in front of his eyes, but you want him to be optimistic and cheery all the time? What’s your preferred version of Superman, a giddy psychopath?