Justice League director Zack Snyder shared his thoughts on the direction DC is going in with the multiverse becoming a cinematic reality.
The next wave of comic book movies are about to get even bigger as both DC and Marvel Studios plan on introducing the multiverse to the general audience with films like The Flash and Tom Holland’s untitled Spider-Man 3. This approach now allows for upcoming comic book movies to embrace different versions of characters. For instance, Ben Affleck is returning as Batman in The Flash while Robert Pattinson begins a new chapter as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming film.
Zack Snyder is also set to continue his vision of the DC Universe with his cut of Justice League coming in March. During a recent appearance on TheFilmJunkee’s live-stream, the Justice League director opened up about the direction Warner Bros. is taking DC Films:
“Well frankly, I just love that they decided to kind of embrace their personality… I think that there was always this sort of criticism and or the middle step. What’s the middle step? Ya know, trying to be like Marvel? Trying to do your own thing? Like, what are you going to do? But I think now, it’s kind of locked in to this very specific trajectory where, I think and I hope, the idea is that it’s filmmaker first… Which is basically what the multiverse allows for, filmmaker first and then, here’s the characters, bringing the characters together.”
Later on, Zack Snyder also explained how he thought the multiverse was inevitable for DC because of all the fan-favorite animated shows:
“I think that Marvel, they’ve built [their universe] over a long period of time, so by the time they got to their later movies, everything had kinda locked in, and it was all sort of moving in the same direction. But that was just never going to happen [with DC] because the DC TV shows were so popular and because their animated shows were so popular. I mean that was a success that they had. And [Christopher Nolan’s] movies sort of had another tone and other universe. So there was no way that those things were going to ever like ‘OK, we’re going to say those things don’t exist now, and it’s this.’ And I think there was that thinking for a while, but I’m glad that it kind of settled into a much more diverse [approach].”
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Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League Cut is set to hit HBO Max in March 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Extended Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!