Justice League director Zack Snyder revealed whether or not Christopher Nolan gave him notes for his films.
Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan both have the honor of directing multiple films featuring Batman, but their first collaboration together was on the Superman film Man of Steel. Zack Snyder was the film’s director and Christopher Nolan served as a producer and received a story credit for the film. Zack Snyder would go on to direct Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, two more films featuring Christopher Nolan as an Executive Producer.
Given that the two have a positive working relationship, some have wondered whether or not Zack Snyder received any notes from Christopher Nolan on his cut of Justice League. The director said the following during an appearance on the Straight Up podcast:
“No, there’s a really cool thing that we do with each other. Which is basically, when I show him the movie, I’m like, ‘Okay, so the movie’s done so just enjoy it.’ He always says it to me, really, whenever I see Tenet or whenever I see a movie of his — which I, by the way, it’s actually better…I wanna see the movie and just watch it… The last thing I wanna do with Chris, and Chris is a genius, of course — the last thing I need to do is, like, have my two cents and so it actually is really liberating to be able to just go like, ‘Okay, just show me your movie because I want to get my mind blown.'”
After Joss Whedon’s cut of Justice League was released in 2017, it was reported that Christopher Nolan advised Zack Snyder not to watch the film, believing that it would’ve “broken his heart.”
It’s interesting to hear the extent of these two director’s working relationship, and how they seem to prefer to remain fans of each other’s work rather than give notes on how their respective films should improve. It just goes to show that the two truly value their own creative autonomy, which is a rarity when it comes to blockbuster filmmaking these days.
Here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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Source: Straight Up