Zack Snyder Might Direct Justice League If Man Of Steel Does Well


Reboots are kind of make or break nowadays. We have the critical successes, like Batman Begins, and we have the not-quite-successes, like The Amazing Spider-Man or The Incredible Hulk. Although, The Amazing Spider-Man is still getting a sequel and the Hulk did appear in The Avengers, so maybe it really does not matter.

What we do know is that Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are putting all their kryptonian eggs in one basket with Man Of Steel. The possibility of a Justice League movie might very well founder if Zack Snyder’s movie does not do so hot. Now we’re hearing a rumor that there’s even more riding on it than that. If Man Of Steel succeeds, Snyder might very well direct Justice League.

Oooooo. Now, this is just a rumor. Neither Snyder nor Warner Brothers are directly quoted in the Empire article (via First Showing), where the rumor originated. But it sounds like Warner Brothers would like Snyder to direct Justice League if Man Of Steel flies. Here’s the quote:

“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.”

Let’s not get too excited at this prospect. A lot of things can change before Justice League sees the light of day, and it remains contingent on Man Of Steel. The trailers certainly give us some hope that the new Superman film will not be a disaster, but I don’t know. Snyder has a tendency to make very technically well-rendered films that nonetheless fall flat (Watchmen, anyone?). But even my cynicism cannot quite dismiss the high hopes for this one.

So if Snyder gets a hit with Man Of Steel, there’s a good chance he’ll be the frontrunner for directing duties on Justice League. That’s our rumor and we’re sticking to it.

What do you think about Snyder bringing his vision to Justice League? Let us know in the comments.