There are few blockbuster filmmakers with as divided an viewers as Zack Snyder. From Man of Steel to Batman v. Superman, Snyder’s movies have sharply divided audiences and critics. In a latest interview, Snyder weighed in on the divisive nature of his work and admitted he doesn’t pay any heed to criticisms as a result of, in his thoughts, not one of the criticisms are legitimate.
“I honestly, I don’t look at it that much. I mean, look, I’ve looked at the, and sort of analyzed the — as sort of anyone would do — the sort of negative criticism of the films, in the past. I just don’t… I haven’t found anything within the criticism that would make me believe and/or change anything I do. So in that way, it doesn’t really affect me. If I felt like there was an issue, or some sort of, something lacking within the work and I needed to look at the criticism to then reevaluate the way I approach things, that would be a different scenario. But, I wouldn’t change a frame of anything I’ve done, so… the criticism is just the criticism.”
The nature of the divided response to Snyder’s films has resulted in a uncommon incidence in Hollywood, the place Snyder was first faraway from the directorial place for 2017’s Justice League mid-way by means of filming, after which introduced again three years later by Warner Bros. on the behest of followers to complete Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
But although Warner Bros. seems to be in his nook now, Snyder stays skeptical of their intentions. In a separate interview with VanityFair, the filmmaker revealed that the studio wished him to launch an unfinished reduce of the Snyder Cut, which he refused to do for 3 main causes.
“I go, ‘Here’s why [I don’t want to release an unfinished version of Justice League]. Three reasons: One, you get the internet off your back, which is probably your main reason for wanting to do this. Two, you get to feel vindicated for making things right, I guess, on some level. And then three, you get a shitty version of the movie that you can point at and go, ‘See? It’s not that good anyway. So maybe I was right.’ I was like, No chance. I would rather just have the Snyder cut be a mythical unicorn for all time.”
Now that the film is about to launch in lower than a month, audiences will lastly get to see what all of the three-year-long fuss was about. Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.Okay. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The movie arrives on HBO Max on March 18.