Warner Bros' DC Extended Universe was a somewhat successful project until the release of Justice League in 2017. Helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, the DCEU was mired with studio interference and a rushed storyline.
With Zack Snyder now distanced from Warner Bros and the DCEU, many have been wondering if Marvel would pick up the director. Perhaps that could happen in the future, but the filmmaker has been open about not fitting into the Marvel style.
Zack Snyder wouldn't have made a successful MCU
In an interview with The Guardian, Snyder revealed that he wouldn't have made an MCU as beloved or successful as it is now. The director has often said in the past that he would not be able to make MCU films in their signature action-comedy style. With that in mind, his version of the cinematic universe would likely be dourer, but also epic in scale.
When Snyder was asked what he would change about the current MCU, he replied that he wouldn't change anything.
“Nothing. I could have changed it so it would have maybe made less money or been less beloved. But for what they’ve created – I don’t know that there is a better way to do it."
The director loves Marvel
Despite Zack Snyder being affiliated with DC for years, the director does enjoy both Marvel comics and movies. In a recent Wired interview, Snyder explained that he even has a favourite Marvel superhero: The Hulk. Iron Man was a close second.
There are rumblings that the director could make the switch to the MCU for a project or two in the future. One rumour explains that Snyder is being targeted to direct the upcoming Ghost Rider movie, a perfect pick for the filmmaker.