Zack Snyder Confirms He’ll Be Offered Justice League Should Man of Steel Succeed
A few days back, I reported that Warner Brothers was rumored to be hiring Man of Steel director Zack Snyder to helm the potential Justice League film. It was hinted by Snyder’s pal and Gangster Squad director Reuben Fleischer, who was also rumored to be up for the job. He essentially blew the rumor off saying that Snyder was pretty much a shoe-in. Now, we have (essentially) confirmation from Zack Snyder himself that if Man of Steel is a success, and I’m sure we all agree that it will be, WB will indeed sign him on to helm the project. In the upcoming issue of Empire, Snyder is asked about the rumor and while he doesn’t out-right say it, it’s pretty clear what he is trying to say.
“I have a hard time having perspective. But I have to say that it is everything that I could have hoped for. Touch wood that I am not insane, but it feels really good.”
Many fans were hoping that Christopher Nolan would be the man to bring the Justice League life, including his version of Batman in the form of christian Bale. We now know that is not going to happen and with the amount of buzz that Man of Steel creating, both with fans and with studio executives, Snyder seems to be the logical choice. If the most recent trailer is any sign of what we can expect in the reboot of Superman, then we are in for a treat.
Warner Brothers is still hoping to meet a 2015 release date for Justice League and keeping Snyder at the helm is a great start, as they won’t need to spend time getting someone to sign up and they would be able to concentrate on getting actors signed up for the iconic roles of Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern, all of whom would go on to their own solo films; essentially going the opposite direction that Marvel did with their shared universe.
Snyder may scare a few fans off, as his projects have been hit or miss. But he tends to create better films when other people write the scripts, much like Watchmen and 300. If you can look past Sucker Punch, then seeing him take on DC’s biggest and brightest shouldn’t be too hard. What do you kids think? Is syder right for the job? Is there someone else (besides Nolan) you’d like to see get the job?
Source : Empire