Sometimes I find myself stopping and wondering what exactly it is that’s wrong with Zach Snyder. It’s no big secret that I’m not entirely a super-fan, although I have enjoyed at least a bit of his work. To me, his over-saturated color schemes are obnoxious, his god fixations are tired, and his exploitation of trite imagery was born stale.
In a recent interview with Canoe.com, which was geared to talking to young film makers about becoming hot shot film makers by directing a Doritos commercial, Snyder was inevitably asked about if in his early days he’d ever thought that he’d be the one chosen to make a Justice League film. Snyder responded by stating, “I don’t know that I thought about it in those terms, but if you told me that I might make a Justice League movie, I wouldn’t think that that was weird. But I don’t think I would realize what it meant to pop culture the way it has struck pop culture right now.”
This seems to be more evidence of the fact that Snyder has no idea about the property that’s been handed to him and the level of responsibility that he should be taking with the project. The Justice League has literally been around since before he was born and has been an iconic part of pop-culture for just as long, so obviously you’d think it would mean quite a bit to his core audience to get it right, right?
He recently made a similar gaff when he referred to Marvel’s Ant-Man as a “flavor of the week”, despite the fact that the character has been around since 1962.
Further more, in the Canoe.com interview, he was asked about a Man of Steel direct sequel, to which he explains, “I think in a way Batman v Superman is Man of Steel 2. Justice League is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It’d be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be.”
NEWS FLASH SNYDER; you’ve already directed a solo, standalone Superman movie, so why on EARTH would you be wondering what it would look like?! Conceivably, before Man of Steel turned out to be a critical dud sparking massive rifts between fans who wanted a solid story and others that wanted a mere visual spectacle, we would presume that there was some sort of idea and plan in place for an actual standalone Man of Steel 2. We KNOW there wasn’t originally a plan in place to bring in Batfleck to replay out another Batman origin story where Batman and Superman get to punch each other for a while. So, really, come on…
On a similar side note, Sebastian Stan aka Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Solider recently had some words for Snyder about his snide comments towards Marvel and Ant-Man by stating, “I would say we’re still making something very original in our own way. I mean, the Russos are coming in and taking something people are used to and they’re shaping it up and changing it in a very different way. They’re not trying to mimic a better Christopher Nolan movie or something like that.”
OH SNAP! Well played Mr. Barnes-Winter Soldier! Classy, yet to the point.
What do you think about this? Are you a Zach Snyder supporter? Are you interested in a visual spectacle over a well crafted, brilliantly executed story? Are you wicked pumped for Batman V. Superman? Either way, it’s all good, just let us know in the comments section below.Follow Us: