For those holding out hope that DCEU founding father, Zack Snyder, would keep fighting the good fight – namely, urging the powers that be to release the director’s cut of Justice League – having announced that his next project would be an adaptation of the 1943 Ayn Rand novel, The Fountainhead was especially troubling.
Granted, the filmmaker behind Man of Steel has been overly sentimental throughout the last week or so, even for him, presenting the fandom with what could very well be a parting gift, but what Snyder delivered late Thursday night, on his favourite social media platform, Vero, was particularly ominous.
That’s because he unveiled the first ever photo he captured of the holy DC Trinity: Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill). The snapshot, taken on an iPhone during the production of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, is extremely disheartening, as it hearkened back to a time when the DCEU was his to control, and the motion picture future of the comic book juggernaut didn’t look so bleak.
Coincidentally, yesterday brought forth the perfect example of Snyder’s attention to DC minutia. An eagle-eyed fan has discovered a striking parallel between Doomsday and Kal-El, specifically the framing similarities, which you can check out for yourself below.
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Neat, eh? As you can see, the Man of Steel’s return in Justice League calls back to how Doomsday both came into being in BvS. As Heroic Hollywood explains, “both were in awe at the situations they found themselves in, and both get involved in a fight against a group of superheroes.”
Circling back to The Fountainhead, and given the divisive novel’s subject matter, it does make sense that Zack would choose to tackle this project, as Snyder may see similarities between himself and Howard Roark, an uncompromising artist.
Regardless, he’s certainly has picked an ambitious project to follow-up his DCEU departure with and because we’re as much a fan of the filmmaker, opposed to just his work on the comic book flicks, we can’t wait to see it develop.
Source: Heroic Hollywood