Zack Snyder Returning To DC For Only One Project

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Most people would assume that Zack Snyder is ready to hang up the superhero capes for good after his tumultuous time at DC in recent years, but the director revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that there are a few projects that could entice him back.

According to Snyder, he would have to consider his stance on not doing DC films anymore if he was offered a chance to adapt The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by Frank Miller. He also said he would possibly think about doing a project for Marvel about Daredevil and Elektra, specifically Frank Miller’s Elektra Lives Again.

Stepping Away From The Genre

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Outside of that, Zack Snyder insists that he’s done with the superhero genre. It makes sense that the director feels this way, considering the rollercoaster he has had running the DCEU. Snyder kicked off his tenure with DC with Man of Steel before expanding his connected world with films like Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. He would also produce other films in the now-defunct DCEU such as Wonder Woman, acting as an overseer of sorts.

The Snyder Cut

However, Zack Snyder’s darker and moodier tone wasn’t working from a commercial and critical standpoint, and he was eventually replaced by James Gunn and Peter Safran’s shiny new plan for the DCU. However, Snyder’s legacy wasn’t completely shunned by fans, as some grit and grassroots campaigning from his Snyderverse fanbase led to the Snyder Cut of Justice League getting released. This much longer cut of the film featured Snyder’s original vision and was generally more well-received, though not enough for DC to nix its plans for a complete overhaul.

DCEU Ends With Aquaman 2

However, Zack Snyder’s Snyderverse hasn’t completely died out yet, as there is still one film coming out that features characters from the DCEU. That film is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which will herald the official end of the DCEU before Gunn and Safran kick off the DCU with Superman: Legacy in 2025. While there are fans who wanted to see Snyder have the chance to complete his vision for DC, there are plenty of other DC fans who are optimistic for Gunn’s future plans.

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Coming Soon

In the meantime, Zack Snyder is gearing up for the release of his Star-Wars-pitch-turned-original-IP Rebel Moon. Before Disney purchased Lucasfilm, Snyder had pitched an R-rated Star Wars film to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Snyder figured he had a shot at the time, but knew his chances were gone once Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise. So, he pivoted and turned that pitch into the two-part space opera epic now known as Rebel Moon.

His Own Star Wars Vision

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon’s story description is clearly Star Wars-inspired, but it has become its own thing. The film features a group of outlaw rebels on a remote planetoid outpost who seek others to join in their fight against a tyrannical empire. Rebel Moon stars Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins and will hit Netflix on December 22.