Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder are both auteur directors, but both seem to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to internet appreciation. Online cinephiles seem to love everything that Nolan pumps out, but abhor anything that should come from Snyder.
Despite this difference, Snyder still has his fans, and one of them is actually the Oppenheimer director himself. “There’s no superhero science-fiction film coming out these days where I don’t see some influence of Zack,” Nolan tells The Atlantic, “When you watch a Zack Snyder film, you see and feel his love for the potential of cinema. The potential of it to be fantastical, to be heightened in its reality, but to move you and to excite you.”
Nolan had worked with Snyder when he was attached as a producer for the DCEU’s first movie Man of Steel, and even before that Snyder had made a name for himself adapting comic book material to the big screen with projects like 300 and Watchmen.
For now, it does seem like both Nolan and Snyder have put their comic book days behind them. Nolan for now is still riding off the high and success from this year’s Oppenheimer, and Snyder has made a deal to make some original IP with Netflix—specifically with his Rebel Moon franchise.
We don’t know what’s in store for Snyder’s future, but I certainly hope the best for him after how things fell out with WB Pictures.
Catch the first part of Rebel Moon now streaming on Netflix.