It seems Zack Snyder won’t be returning to the DC Universe anytime soon, with the filmmaker revealing he has superhero fatigue and won’t be knocking on James Gunn’s door to helm another project.
The #RestoreTheSnyderverse movement seems to be louder than ever following Zack Snyder’s transition to Netflix with projects like Rebel Moon and Army of the Dead, with fans hoping the filmmaker can finish his vision for a DC Universe. Yet it seems even one of the most famous comic book movie directors has superhero fatigue, with Snyder claiming he’d rather focus on original IPs than ask James Gunn for a new franchise to direct:
“I have the same fatigue,” Snyder explained when commenting on the nature of modern-day superhero movies to The Atlantic. “No one thinks they’re going to a one-off superhero movie.”
“I’m not knocking on James Gunn’s door, going, like, ‘Bro, shoot me one of those sweet movies,’” The director continued. “The holy grail is some original IP that you create, that has resonance and is cool.”
While superhero fans are certainly tired of hearing people cry about fatigue, Zack Snyder’s words may be a good thing for all camps. Snyder is one of the few directors in Hollywood who can get a project off the ground just by his name alone. He’s done it twice on Netflix. So while James Gunn handles the new DC Universe, here’s to hoping Snyder can finally find his own sci-fi hit.
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 is already filmed and set to drop early next year. A full synopsis for the film can be read below:
“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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