In a recent The Hollywood Reporter feature on Zack Snyder, the acclaimed director opened up about leaving the superhero universe behind, expressing a lack of nostalgia, “We’ve been on the treadmill — it has not evolved. I don’t have the excitement for it that I used to have.”
While Snyder firmly asserts that the DC chapter of his life is closed, he remains connected with some old colleagues, such as Ezra Miller, who played The Flash, and Ray Fisher, who portrayed Cyborg, in his Justice League movie. Reflecting on his chaotic DC years, Snyder surmised, “In the end, it could not have gone any other way.”
That said, he’s open to certain possibilities — such as an adaptaion of the Frank Miller comic, Dark Knight Returns, under the condition that he can show “a true representation of the graphic novel”. He has also entertained the idea of a Daredevil and Elektra movie with Marvel, specifically considering another of Miller’s works, Elektra Lives Again. “But that’s it,” he insists.
As for Star Wars, Snyder responded with “Nah, I don’t think so,” stating that the current custodians of the brand have it well in hand. His current focus is on a new universe, far from spandex-clad heroes, as he moulds his expanding SnyderVerse with the upcoming Rebel Moon on Netflix.
Rebel Moon will be split into two parts, with Part 1 landing on Netflix on 22 December 2023, followed by Part 2 streaming on 19 April 2024.