Has Zack Snyder Already Landed the Justice League Director’s Gig?

4 Comments

Zack Snyder

That’s apparently the case according to “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer, who was out and about promoting his true story-ish movie as it lands on DVD/Blu-ray when the subject of the “Justice League” movie came up.

When asked by Screen Crush about rumors that he was up for the big superhero gig and how that was going, Fleischer replied:

Well that’s something that Zack Snyder is going to wind up doing.

Okay, there are a lot of ways to parse that statement. He could be simply saying that a) “Zack Snyder already has the job.” or b) “Zack Snyder will probably wind up directing.”

Justice League Comic BookI’m not sure why the interviewer didn’t toss a follow-up question to clarify Fleischer’s statement. That would seem kind of elementary, don’t you think? Why would you even bring up the subject, then get a really enticing answer, and simply move on to something else when you KNOW that’s basically the biggest thing to come out of that interview?

Anyways, I actually don’t think it would be a bad idea for Snyder to stay on the Superman gig. The buzz for his “Man of Steel” is simply incredible right now, and if everything we’ve heard about the film is true, that it’s paving the way (both in terms of storytelling and aesthetically) for other Warner Bros. superhero movies to come (in particular, “Justice League”), then why not keep Snyder onboard to keep the “Man of Steel” train rolling?

Warner Bros. would be crazy not to hand the job over to Snyder. The only reason I could see him not taking the job is if he’d rather be doing something else. Directors are kooky that way, or so I’ve heard.

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • clarkspark

    Back when Green Lantern came out I really wished Snyder had done that film instead. It really deserves a better director/writer. Having watched the 3rd trailer for Man of Steel, it has to be the most anticipated movie for the whole year.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Yeah he probably would’ve made the film that much better. If he does do Jusitce League it will hopefully be as good as Watchmen and or Avengers.

  • schnydz

    So, last year we had Avengers vs Dark Knight. Don’t remember who came out on top with box sales? Who will take it this year? Iron Man 3 or Man of Steel? So it seems this competition will be repeating every year for now on?

  • Juggernaut

    If he delivers on what seems to be a sure bet I can see it. Hopefully they get this thing going and give the fans what they want.