Zack Snyder Doesn’t Think He’d ‘Survive’ Directing For Star Wars

Zack Snyder Doesn’t Think He’d ‘Survive’ Directing For Star Wars

Many years ago, it seemed like Zack Snyder was at the helm of WB’s DCEU franchise, but now it looks like Snyder has parted ways with the studio with his Justice League on HBO Max his final entry into the universe. That being said, fans are curious on what next big franchise Snyder could work for. Though he has an idea, it likely Snyder won’t be doing any big franchise films down the line.

Talking to The Times (via IndieWire), Snyder comments that he would love to work on a Star Wars film, but, “I don’t think I would survive that.”

While it could mean a lot of things for Snyder to ‘survive’ an SW film from the project itself or the hyper-critical toxic fandom, Snyder does share that he is not into the idea of injecting his point-of-view in a world that isn’t asking for it. Snyder says:

“Where it gets difficult is when you take a director with a personal point of view and ask him to participate in a thing that is not asking for that… The journeyman film-maker? There are a lot of them, and they’re good. I just happen to have a specific point of view. The lesson I’ve learnt is it’s much easier for me, as a film-maker, to create a world and invite you into it. As opposed to me saying, ‘Let me put my cog in your wheel.’

Though Star Wars may looking good with successful releases of The Mandalorian and the final season of The Clone Wars, we should remember that they did fire Phil Lord and Chris Miller in the middle of them directing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Fans are still wondering what exactly J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio honestly had to say about working on The Rise of Skywalker as well.

While Star Wars is the franchise that Snyder named, this could probably mean the same for fans wanting him to work on the MCU as well. After what went down with Justice League back in 2017, I’m just happy that Snyder is back at work with a movie that doesn’t have some enormous fan expectations on its shoulders.

Catch Snyder’s Army of the Dead when it hits Netflix on May 21.


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