DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) The filming of “Batman vs. Superman” all around downtown Detroit is one of the worst-kept secrets in town.

And the director of the movie that has chins wagging across the country called into 97.1 The Ticket’s Stoney and Bill show Friday morning to defend Aquaman, a long-rumored character in this installment of the franchise.

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It started when a caller dialed in from a cell phone in the Los Angeles area code, and told the morning show’s screener he was “Zack Snyder, the director of Batman.” His voice seemed to match up with the real deal; a website called The Wrap later confirmed it.

On air, when he was asked “Is this Zack Snyder?” he said “Hey, it’s Zack, yeah. … Yeah, yeah I’m on my way to the set right now and I was listening to you guys on the radio.”

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He told the show he called in because he thought they were “disparaging” Aqua Man during an earlier discussion. “We were questioning why he’s involved, yes,” show co-host Bill McAllister told Zack.

Adding that he didn’t want to give away anything about the movie, Zack said Aquaman’s cool ability is that he could “cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact … he’s super strong … It’s not to say that he’s in the movie or anything like that but … he has the potential to be bad ass.”

Does this mean the director of one of the most anticipated movies in recent history is a regular listener of 97.1 The Ticket?  It sounds like he is. “You can just assume that 24 hours a day I’m listening to the radio,” he said. “So if you guys want to talk … assume that I’ll be calling in. I don’t want to encourage you to say stuff.”

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Snyder also Tweeted a photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume recently. During his call, Zack wouldn’t discuss Ben Affleck, except to say “I do run into him occasionally.”