There's no reason why you can't love your competitors. Despite spending almost a decade working on DC movies, director Zack Snyder has revealed that he also loves Marvel superheroes.
Zack Snyder has often expressed his love of DC superheroes. Alan Moore's Watchmen has frequently been cited as the director’s most beloved comic story. Of course, Snyder also has a fondness of the DC universe. However, the filmmaker has revealed he also adores Marvel.
Zack Snyder reveals his favourite Marvel superheroes
In an interview with Wired, Snyder answered a large collection of questions from the internet. When asked if the director likes Marvel, he revealed that he likes Marvel comics and even the MCU.
“Yes, I do like Marvel,” the director revealed. I like Marvel movies and I like Marvel comics. The Hulk has always been one of my favourites... like forever. Oh, and Iron Man! The answer is yes: I do like Marvel.”
Honestly, the news isn't that surprising. In the face of the DCEU being rife with studio interference, Snyder has previously praised Marvel's way of planning their universe. In an interview with The New York Times, the filmmaker praised Marvel's efficiency.
“They’re doing, at the highest level, this popular action-comedy with a heart,” he said. “And they have that nailed. An effort to duplicate that is insanity because they’re so good at it. What DC had was mythology at an epic level, and we were going to take them on this amazing journey.”
Will the director work for the MCU?
There have been rumblings that Marvel is targeting Zack Snyder to work on an upcoming MCU property. Now that the director has been distanced from DC, there is the possibility of a Snyder-directed MCU film.
With that said, the director has revealed that he isn't sure if he'd be able to create a Marvel movie. As it stands, the director is deeply tied to his very specific style of filmmaking. When
“I don’t know how to hit a ball any different than I hit it. A director has one skill — your point of view. That’s all you have. If you’re trying to imitate another way of making a movie, then you’re on a slippery slope.”