It’s no secret that DC and Marvel have taken different approaches to bringing their comic book characters to our screens. The DCEU and the MCU both have vibrant fanbases that are more than happy to discuss the pros and cons of each. Now, Zack Snyder himself has weighed in on why he thinks DC movies wouldn’t work if they went the way of Marvel movies.
Zack Snyder definitely has some history with DC. From Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman to Justice League, his highs and lows with the DCEU have been well documented. He’s also one of the filmmakers who has the best grasp on the approach that Warner Bros. has taken with the DC movies.
In a recent conversation with TheFilmJunkees, Zack Snyder said that DC Movies went through a period where they had to navigate “the middle step” in bringing characters from the page to the screen. These days, though, he thinks they’ve figured out the trajectory pretty well:
The multiverse approach is one that Warner Bros. has gradually moved toward as of late when it comes to DC film and TV projects. And as far as Zack Snyder is confirmed, it helps define DC movies in a key way:
He said that he found the fact that DC movies, TV series, and animated films all happening concurrently was less alienating to their fanbase. Zack Snyder thinks that approach allows fans to see the characters in different ways without having to worry about whether a storyline they liked would “count” later on. The director also thinks that’s one of the essential differences between the DCEU and the MCU:
Whether you prefer the DCEU or the MCU approach to storytelling, Zack Snyder definitely makes a compelling case for how the two differ. It will be interesting to see how he expands the Justice League multiverse when we finally get a chance to see the Snyder Cut on HBO Max in 2021.
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