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‘I just think Man of Steel is the biggest mistake’: Zack Snyder’s Wife and Hollywood Producer Deborah Knew Henry Cavill Movie Will Tank His Career

'I just think Man of Steel is the biggest mistake': Zack Snyder's Wife and Hollywood Producer Deborah Knew Henry Cavill Movie Will Tank His Career

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was nothing short of a success. But before the renowned filmmaker had taken over the project, his wife had her fair share of doubts with regard to going ahead with the movie. In fact, Deborah Snyder was so convinced that it was a bad decision to direct the Henry Cavill-led film, that she advised the Dawn of Justice director against it.

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder

What’s more that Zack Snyder himself was hesitant about helming the project as he admitted to Hero Complex in one of his interviews. But after all that was said and done, the DC fandom finally got to see Clark Kent on the big screens, and although certain critics and viewers had mixed reactions to it, Man of Steel was nevertheless a box office hit.

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Deborah Snyder Didn’t Want Zack Snyder to Direct Man of Steel

Back when Zack Snyder was provided the opportunity to shepherd the action/adventure film that was co-written by none other than The Dark Night filmmaker, Christopher Nolan, Snyder’s wife was initially not pleased by the prospect in the slightest.

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In a conversation with Bloomberg, Deborah Snyder, who is also a popular American producer and has worked on various films along with her husband, believed that directing Man of Steel would be a grave “mistake” on the latter’s part.

“I said to Zack, ‘I just think this is the biggest mistake.'”

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Zack Snyder on the set with Henry Cavill
Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill

Ultimately, however, Snyder, 56, did indeed get on board as the director with his wife along with Nolan, Charles Roven, and Emma Thomas overlooking the production of Man of Steel. And not only did the film do great but it was also crowned as the ninth highest-grossing movie of 2013 after making a hefty sum of $668 million globally.


Naturally, there had been talks about making a Man of Steel 2 following the success of the first film. But unfortunately enough, the Watchmen director was never able to get around to doing it since he vowed to prioritize his family over his work.

Will There Be A Man of Steel 2?

At first, there was little to no hope left among DC fans with regard to being able to see Henry Cavill in a Man of Steel sequel. And that wasn’t simply because Snyder announced his departure from the superhero franchise after the 2017 Justice League, but it was also due to the fact that up until a while ago, nobody knew whether Cavill would ever come back as DCU’s Superman.

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Man of Steel is likely to return
Man of Steel

However, thanks to a good stroke of luck and Dwayne Johnson’s unrelenting efforts to bring the Enola Holmes star back to DC, fans were bestowed with Cavill’s return with his cameo as the Man of Steel in Jaume Collet-Serra’s Black Adam, starring The Rock, Peirce Brosnan, and Sara Shahi.

And with his epic reprisal of Superman, a Man of Steel sequel with Cavill taking the lead is reportedly said to be in progress, with the details about the film being kept under wraps for the time being.

Source: Bloomberg 

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