Zack Snyder is undoubtedly in the middle of all the news right now. With the long-awaited Justice League finally hitting the floor, Zack Snyder has convinced everyone that he does what he thinks. Snyder’s Cut was heavily appreciated by every other director in Hollywood, which included the Russos Brothers as well that have directed Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame, Captain America: Civil War, The Winter Soldier, etc.
MTV News’ Josh Horowitz asked Snyder about his opinion on the MCU. Synder was diplomatic and congratulatory to Marvel Studios President and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige’s work and pointed out that he and Feige had never met. He then went on to discuss how Marvel has taken increasingly bigger chances with its characters while also trying out an incredible range of genres.
It is good to see two directors working for two different cinematic universes appreciating each other’s work, and wishing each other the luck that is very much needed. The Russos tweeted to Snyder on Wednesday night, writing, “From two superhero junkies to another, so excited that your vision has been truly realized. Much respect. We’ll be watching along with everyone else.” Creators from both cinematic universes work to please comic book fans — those searching for source-to-screen adaptations that pay homage to the comics while creating modernized, high-octane visual splendors.
Synder’s creative vision was heavily reworked back in 2017; to have him not only be able to share that vision but receive the praise he deserves from directors like the Russo brothers over four years after the original film’s premiere is a true treat. Though Zack Synder’s Justice League boasts better character development and a more fleshed-out narrative, all those who still haven’t watched better be ready to hold their bladders. When it comes to the Russo brothers’ words for Snyder, it’s also nice to see the directors behind the second-highest-grossing film of all time, Avengers: Endgame, take a moment to congratulate a director working in a similar space.
Snyder once again confirmed that Warner Bros. has no interest in making Justice League 2 with him, saying “that’s 100% fine. I understand.” When asked if there’s a comic book property he’s still hoping to adopt one day, Snyder replied, “Well, look, there are some comic books that I’m a fan [of], so there are comic books I love, you know? I’ve always wanted to do Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns and a couple of others, but I don’t know. I’m just, I’m pretty happy with just kind of working, the movie that we just finished, but I don’t really have like a burning desire to make another comic book movie, I’ll say.”
Snyder has a lot more in his pockets to reveal right now. Following Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the director’s next project is Netflix’s zombie heist film Army of the Dead. As far as Marvel or DC properties, though, Snyder recently said he doesn’t “really have like a burning desire to make another comic book movie” at this point. When asked if he would ever direct a Marvel Studios film, such as a solo outing for Wolverine, Snyder laughed and said, “That’s interesting.”
Snyder has indicated he’s working on a King Arthur movie, describing it as a “really sort of faithful retelling of that Arthurian mythological concept.” However, he recently confirmed having moved his planned film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1943 novel The Fountainhead to the back-burner. “[I] don’t know how that movie gets made, at least not right away,” Snyder said. “We need a less divided country and a little more liberal government to make that movie, so people don’t react to it in a certain way.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now available to stream on HBO Max. Though Zack Synder’s Justice League boasts better character development and a more fleshed-out narrative, all those who still haven’t watched better be ready to hold their bladders. The new “truly realized” cut, as the Russo Brothers call it, boasts a four-hour and two-minute runtime, compared to the two-hour runtime of the original release.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film is now streaming on HBO Max.