Ultimatum: Zack Snyder Will Only Return for Batman or Daredevil
While working on his newest project titled Rebel Moon, the director of Watchmen gave his ultimatum over whether or not he will return to directing superhero films.
Be it Batman or Daredevil?
Zack Snyder has given his ultimatum when it comes to directing another movie involving the Dark Knight or the Man of Steel.
In a recent interview, the director of Dawn of The Dead stated that he would return to the DC universe for a “true representation” of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
Snyder stepped down from filmmaking after the untimely death of his daughter, in his place filmmaker James Gunn (Gaurdians of The Galaxy) and producer Peter Safran announced they would be taking over DC’s direction.
Snyder’s arc of R-rated DC movies began after the success of 300, his stylized retelling of Frank Miller’s graphic novel about the Spartans and Persians at The Battle of Thermopylae. From there, he directed Watchmen, based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name.
The director has an affinity for Miller’s work because he also pointed out that if The Dark Knight Returns was not an option then he might consider adapting another work of Miller’s in Elektra Lives Again, a story that involves both Marvel heroes Elektra and Daredevil.
“But that’s it,” he said.
Zack Snyder has never made a Marvel movie and the director prefers all of his work to be R-rated, so it would be interesting to see him make a Marvel film in his style. Currently, he is working on Rebel Moon, a two-part epic based on an idea he had about Seven Samurai set in space.
What is ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ About?
Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is an alternate dystopian story of an aged Bruce Wayne returning to his life of crime fighting. At 55 years old, he dawns the cowl once again, returning as Batman after the death of Jason Todd, or Robin, at the hands of the Joker.
When news reports of a hyper-violent group of Mutants terrorizing Gotham City begin circulating, Batman attacks the Mutants at the city dump in his Batmobile. The Mutant Leader goads him into a one-on-one fight where Batman beats the tar out of him.
After successfully making Gotham City safe again, Superman is dispatched by President Ronald Reagan to bring Batman into custody. This is where Batman dawns his bulky exosuit, using his tech to fight Superman on equal terms with kryptonite arrows in a very close fight with a great ending.
Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’
Snyder’s current project, Rebel Moon, is a two-part operatic epic about a group of outlaws battling an evil empire in space. It’s a completely original idea from Snyder and has been compared to Star Wars—only grittier and more mature with it’s R-rating.
“The star-trotting epic Rebel Moon is about Kora (Sofia Boutella), a lone-wolf soldier who’s found community and connection on the quiet farming moon of Veldt. She’s a long way away from her former life fighting for the Imperium, the brutal interstellar royal empire bent on controlling the galaxy. But Kora’s violent past is dredged up when sadistic admiral Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) comes to Veldt via a Dreadnought-class battle cruiser and stirs up deadly trouble on the orders of the Imperium’s tyrannical regent, Balisarius (Fra Fee).”
Expect original sci-fi weapons and lots of guns in this original sci-fi action movie written by Zack Snyder, Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad. Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire will release on Netflix on December 22, and the director has teased at releasing another Snyder Cut version that will be even longer.
Official Rebel Moon Trailer