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Zack Snyder Fires Shots At Marvel Studios; Will Be Asked To Do Justice League Movie; Rival Studios Taking Notice

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 16:05

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7183:]]We just heard from Gangster Squad director, Ruben Fleischer, that the Justice League movie will be something that Zack Snyder will end up doing.

Now the latest issue of Empire Magazine, which has a featured article on the Man of Steel, included is mention that if the new Superman movie is a success, Zack Snyder will be asked to direct.

Plans are being hatched, they say. Warner Bros.’ long-term view has been revised to embrace this new vision, just as the Dark Knight films resisted the commodification of Marvel. Whether we get a Justice League, they say, depends on Man Of Steel. If we do, they say, Zack Snyder will be asked to direct.

And will the Man of Steel be a success?

The same article hints as such, as it's mentioned that rival studios are taking notice.

Both filmmakers know the proof will finally be in the watching, but there are rumblings about the breakfast counters of rival studios that Man Of Steel is turning out very well indeed. 

And speaking of rival studios, Zack Snyder takes a super punch at Marvel.

When you talk about superhero action movies, there is Batman of course, and I think that Chris (Nolan) laid a lot of important groundwork. And there are the Marvel movies... I don’t mean it as an insult, Iron Man and Hulk are strong superheroes, but we’ve never had a superhero movie where everyone can go, ‘Yeah, I understand the why of the whole thing.’ Superman is a character who deciphers the why of superheroes.


Man of Steel opens June 14th in IMAX 3D directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman and Michael Shannon as Zod.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Man of Steel movie hub for more news, images and trailers.