“He approached this myth in an authentic way”: Oscar Winning Marvel Director Claimed Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel Was the Blueprint for $402M MCU Movie Starring Angelina Jolie

Oscar Winning Marvel Director Claimed Zack Snyder's Man of Steel Was the Blueprint for $402M MCU Movie Starring Angelina Jolie
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Zack Snyder has a cult following, there is no denying that. Although he may have some masterpieces when it comes to his directing, his fan following can be rather overwhelming. That is to say, even his haters seem to have a dedication to overthrowing his reign as a good director. His talent is one that has been heavily acknowledged.

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Zack Snyder

There can often be times when a director is highly respected but one or more project of theirs performs poorly. One such director is none other than Chloé Zhao. Although she had been announced as the director for Eternals, the hype wasn’t as big for the movie as expected. That was until Zhao won an Oscar. Things started to turn immediately afterward.

Also Read: “I was paid for the script and finished it”: Unlike Zack Snyder, James Gunn Doesn’t Regret Being Kicked Out As Director From His Own Passion Project 14 Years Ago

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Chloé Zhao’s Love For Zack Snyder

Chloé Zhao has been acquainted with various different directors throughout her life. One such director whom she has come to love is Zack Snyder. Best known for his work with the DC Universe, Snyder has a reputation for being a rather artistic director. This also happens to come from his background as an artist. Zhao too saw his unique ability to make movies.

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder

“Of all modern interpretations of Superman, this is Zack Snyder’s with ‘Man Of Steel’ which inspired me the most because he approached this myth in an authentic and very real way. I remember thinking it was Superman by Terrence Malick when I saw the trailer. This film left a strong impression on me.”

The first time she saw the trailer for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel she did not even know it was Snyder who was making the film. She thought it was Terrence Malick, a highly respected director. To be compared to Malick is an achievement on its own. The director even called him someone who was very open to ideas and would not leave any page unturned when it came to making his film.

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Chloé Zhao Took Inspiration From Zack Snyder

Chloé Zhao confirmed that she had taken major inspiration from Zack Snyder’s work in Man of Steel. Not only were the fans amazed by his work but so was the Oscar-winning director. She even tried making Ikaris as close to Superman as possible. Not only that, he was even compared with the superhero in Eternals. 

Chloe Zhao
Chloe Zhao

“This film left a strong impression on me. But Ikaris is, of course, our own take on Superman.”

Zhao tried to add as many elements to his work as possible. She was so in awe of his work that she could not help but compliment it. Even though Eternals had a rather poor box office run, the directing of the film was praised regardless.

Also Read: “I don’t know what to do”: Eternals Original Ending Scared Fans During Test Screening, Had To Be Changed For Continuity Since “It’s the MCU”

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Adya Godboley

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.