Zack Snyder Describes the Differences He Sees Between Marvel and DC
In a matter of days, the long-anticipated Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere on HBO Max. Director Zack Snyder will finally share his take on 2017’s blockbuster on the world. And Snyder is doing his best to promote his upcoming movie, including offering some suggestions for the reviews to come.
“It’s like The Irishman, but with action,” he joked while talking with NY Times about the movie’s running time. “You could say that. That’s a fine review. You could also say it’s the Godfather of superhero movies. That’s another fine review.”
Snyder then clarified that he takes the DC characters and their mythology seriously, offering his perspective on the differences between his work and what Marvel is doing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I knew it before BvS, when we made Man of Steel,” he explained. “Marvel is doing something else. They’re doing, at the highest level, this popular action-comedy with a heart. And they have that nailed. An effort to duplicate that is insanity because they’re so good at it. What DC had was mythology at an epic level, and we were going to take them on this amazing journey. Frankly, I was the only one saying that.”
The director added that his point of view is the best skill he has, and that he won’t imitate another way of making a movie. “It’s obvious I take these characters and their mythology really seriously. I want them to be fully realized as characters, existing in that world. I don’t think that it’s cool to have fun at their expense. And there was a vision that we had, a complete universe, fully fleshed out, that we really wanted to take all the way.”
While it seems that his upcoming cut of Justice League will be the last movie he directs in the DC Extended Universe, Snyder had already penned some plans for hypothetical future Justice League movies.
“It’s the fall of Earth, when Superman succumbs to anti-life,” he teased. “And then sending Flash back in time to change one element so that doesn’t happen. And then the big battle where we beat him. When [the villain] Darkseid comes to Earth, in the movie that you’ll never see, the armies of Earth all unite again, as they did before. This time there would be aircraft carriers and Special Forces guys, all the armies of the world would come together, as well as [Aquaman’s fellow] Atlanteans rising out of the ocean and the Themyscirans [Wonder Woman’s compatriots] coming off their island. That was our big finale. But it’s a long drum roll and guitar solo to get there.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League will debut on March 18.
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