Zack Snyder recently debunked a popular theory suggesting Aquaman helped save Superman early on in Man of Steel.
Back when Man of Steel first debuted, many fans discussed the theory that Aquaman sent two whales to help save Superman in an early scene of the film. But the filmmaker himself recently debunked the theory, explaining his thoughts behind the shot. The scene saw Clark save a number of workers on an off-shore oil rig, before falling into the water with the wreckage. As he floats in the water two whales approach the young hero, sparking off the Aquaman theory that Arthur Curry had a part to play early on in the DCEU.
But during Snyder’s Man of Steel Watch Party, the director opened up on what his intentions were with the scene. ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis revealed Snyder’s thoughts from the Watch Party, with the director explaining that although the Aquaman theory would be cool, he was simply aiming for an “out of focus shot” in the underwater scene.
Remember when we all theorized that Aquaman rescued Clark here.
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) May 20, 2020
What do you think about the Aquaman theory? Do you prefer that to Snyder’s explanation? Sound off in the comments below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel:
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.
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