If there’s one thing you can definitely say about director Zack Snyder, it’s that when he directs a film, no matter how the public will respond to it, he does so with a very particular vision in mind. He’s explained as much in the past when it came to Man of Steel, and the same is applicable for his other films as well, adaptation or otherwise. But this isn’t about an adaptation, this is about one of Snyder’s original projects: Sucker Punch.
Zack Snyder’s name has come up a lot recently not just with his Justice League-related shirt, but with the recent news that he’ll be returning to directing with Army of the Dead for Netflix. But during one discussion, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder discussed his return to original stories. This turned the conversation to Sucker Punch, and Mr. Snyder then explained his reasoning behind the film’s message and what he wanted to deconstruct with that movie:
“[Sucker Punch] was a statement movie trying to deconstruct the fanboy aesthetic. But this is all about the deepest immersion of my appreciation of genre.”
As is often the case with films directed by Zack Snyder, not only are they derided by many in the mainstream for not being conventional, but they’re often dissected and discussed by many in fandom who do pick up on those deeper meanings and understandings with his films. Given his explanation behind Sucker Punch here, what do you make of Snyder’s take on the fanboy aesthetic? More than that, what do you think about Snyder’s return to directing with his Netflix project? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by Zack Snyder and released in 2011, Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm, and Scott Glenn. The film is available now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto’s Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos