The war between Zack Snyder fans vs James Gunn fans has been waging ever since it was announced the latter would reboot the DC Universe. Marvel’s Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab has weighed in on the debate, saying that Snyder’s DC films “just didn’t appeal to him.”
Mohamed Diab, one of the main directors of the Marvel Studios series Moon Knight recently spoke to Arabic Marvel about his experience with the project. The Cosmic Circus has translated the interview, revealing insights like Diab’s hopes for season 2. However, the director also notes his hopes for James Gunn’s DC Studios, stating he was never the biggest fan of Zack Snyder’s DC Universe films.
“I know that some people don’t like James Gunn, but I see him as a great artist who will do great work. Frankly, I didn’t like the past period. The last film, [Zack Snyder’s] Justice League, was significantly better than the first version, but in the end, Snyder’s work in all the movies he made didn’t appeal to me.”
“I liked James Gunn’s films much more,” Diab continued. “I think he’s a much greater artist and a very clever writer, and he will do excellent work for DC. I hope people won’t just criticize him because if he loses the DC audience, he’s done. But he is an artist, and he will create wonderful things.”
It’s certainly a nice sight to see Mohamed Diab supporting fellow Marvel Studios alum James Gunn in his endeavors with DC Studios. While what the Moon Knight director says shouldn’t affect how fans see Zack Snyder’s DCU films, it’ll hopefully serve to bridge the divide in the community.
Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight Season 2 Tease
During his New York Comic-Con panel, Oscar Isaac was asked if he plans to return to the role of Moon Knight in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor couldn’t say much but his response suggests that the character has a future in the MCU.
“All I can say is it is not the last we’ve heard of the system that is Moon Knight.”
Developed by Jeremy Slater, Moon Knight was a six-episode series that aired between March and May of this year on the Disney Plus streaming service. While Marvel has yet to announce a second season for Moon Knight, the show’s final episode left the door open for the character to return somewhere in the MCU.
Focusing on a man with dissociative identity disorder, Moon Knight ended with the reveal that the show’s lead character, Marc Spector, has a third persona that uses the name “Jake Lockley” and works with Khonshu, the Egyptian moon god. His two main identities are unaware of Jake’s existence.
The Disney Plus series stars Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, Sofia Danu and Saba Mubarak.
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