Christopher Nolan Praises Zack Snyder As Grandfather Of Modern Superhero Movies

He's the blueprint!

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Did Zack Snyder inspire the modern wave of superhero movies? Christopher Nolan gives his thoughts on the controversial director of Justice League and Rebel Moon.

It’s no secret that Zack Snyder is one of the most infamous directors in the superhero genre, with reactions to his name alone ranging from pure love to abject hatred. However, it seems Christopher Nolan thinks Snyder deserves more respect on his name, claiming the director has had influence on almost every modern-day science-fiction film:

“There’s no superhero science-fiction film coming out these days where I don’t see some influence of Zack,” Nolan told The Atlantic in a recent profile on Zack Snyder. “When you watch a Zack Snyder film, you see and feel his love for the potential of cinema. The potential of it to be fantastical, to be heightened in its reality, but to move you and to excite you.”

There’s certainly some truth in the idea that Zack Snyder had a large influence on the superhero genre. While every movie is influenced by hundreds before it, Snyder was one of the biggest action directors of the early 2000s, bringing a John Woo-esque passion back to action movies. Even Christopher Nolan himself likely had some influence from Snyder when working on his Batman trilogy! Let’s just hope Star Wars isn’t as easily influenced by Rebel Moon!

The talent behind Rebel Moon

Directed by Zack Snyder from a script he wrote with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, Rebel Moon also stars Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Djimon Hounsou, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Cary Elwes, Anthony Hopkins, Stuart Martin, Alfonso Herrera, Michiel Huisman, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, Sky Yang and Rhian Rees.

Rebel Moon- Part 2: The Scargiver has already been filmed, with the project set to release on Netflix early next year. Here’s the official synopsis for the project:

REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER continues the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors as they prepare to sacrifice everything, fighting alongside the brave people of Veldt, to defend a once peaceful village, a newfound homeland for those who have lost their own in the fight against the Motherworld,” reads the official synopsis. “On the eve of their battle the warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight. As the full force of the Realm bears down on the burgeoning rebellion, unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge, and legends are made.”

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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