“‘Snyder ruined DC’ narrative isn’t wrong”: DC Fans Claim Zack Snyder Destroyed DC as He Raised the Bar So High James Gunn Can Never Catch Up

"'Snyder ruined DC' narrative isn't wrong": DC Fans Claim Zack Snyder Destroyed DC as He Raised the Bar So High James Gunn Can Never Catch Up

Zack Synder is the mastermind behind blockbusters such as Justice League, Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Army of the Dead. A comparison between Synder and James Gunn has always existed. Both directors have distinct stories, perspectives, and directing abilities, which contribute to their films’ success. 

James Gunn and Zack Synder
James Gunn and Zack Synder

Netizens are still comparing their work, methods of filmmaking, and the success of their films. Some believe Gunn will not be able to match the success of Synder’s films. 

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Difference between James Gunn and Zack Synder’s movie-making perspectives 

James Gunn at an event
James Gunn at an event

There is no doubt that both Zack Synder and James Gunn are extremely passionate about their respective superhero films. They like exploring the superhero character in a variety of ways. People have also praised how they have presented several relatable themes for people to relate with, although many things distinguish Gunn and Synder’s movies.

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Gunn is constantly on the lookout for new methods for fans to connect with the superheroes in his films. Several instances in Gunn’s superhero flick will help you relate to it, from vulnerable times to emotional factors. The 56-year-old actor also portrays his protagonist as flawed and vulnerable at times to make the character feel closer to the audience. 

On the other side, Synder is concerned about his character’s abilities and how much the audience likes the character. According to reports, the 57-year-old director focuses on his larger-than-life characters, which fascinate audiences. Although Superman is the character that binds them, both directors used their Superman films to express their own ideas through the film. Gunn directed Superman: Legacy and Synder directed Man of Steel.

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James Gunn called Zack Synder a great guy 

Zack Synder at an event
Zack Synder at an event

Despite speculation that there is a cold war amongst the creators of superhero movies, Gunn didn’t miss an opportunity to thank Synder. There were a few internal changes made after James Gunn and Peter Safran were introduced as the heads of DC Studios. While discussing the new adjustments, Gunn took to Twitter and stated,

“I have to say, this has got to be the wackiest hashtag ever 1) Netflix hasn’t expressed any such interest (although we’ve discussed other stuff) & 2) Zack hasn’t expressed any interest & seems to be happy doing what he’s doing (and, yes, we too have talked).”

He further added,

“He contacted me to express his support about my choices. He’s a great guy. Again, he seems really happy with the massive world building he’s doing now.”

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According to certain Netizens, Synder’s contribution to the DCU is far greater than Gunn’s. For many internet users, Synder has set a high standard that Gunn will find difficult to surpass. There are many Tweets around Gunn and Synder’s comparison. 

Source: Movie Web; Variety

Written by Umeza Peera

Umeza Peera is a pop culture junkie and works as Content writer for Fandom Wire. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy. Umeza has been writing for three years. She enjoys writing relatable stories that would connect with people