“That’s my only regret”: Rebel Moon Director Zack Snyder Confesses His Greatest Failure and Surprisingly That’s Not Justice League

Zack Snyder has delivered a plethora of hits during his career, but the 300 director believes this 2011 movie was a blunder.

“That’s my only regret”: Rebel Moon Director Zack Snyder Confesses His Greatest Failure and Surprisingly That’s Not Justice League

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  • Zack Snyder says his 2011 movie Sucker Punch is the greatest failure of his directorial career.
  • The only problem as per Snyder was the movie not getting an R-Rating, which destroyed the adult setting of it.
  • Snyder's wife Deborah agreed with her husband's take about the film tanking due to a PG-13 rating.
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Zack Snyder’s name being attached to a project usually means assurance of getting a hit movie. However, even Snyder has delivered some stinkers during his directorial career in Hollywood.

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Hollywood director Zack Snyder
Hollywood director Zack Snyder

One may assume that the veteran director’s biggest regret is the 2017 Justice League, but that’s not the case. The 57-year-old director has that spot reserved for the 2011 disaster movie, Sucker Punch.

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Zack Snyder Opens Up About Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder is currently gearing up for the release of his latest flick, Rebel Moon. Ahead of the limited theatrical run of the movie, 300 director took some time out of his schedule to talk about Sucker Punch in an interview with Metro.co.uk.

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The original version would have been super controversial, it was super dark. It was the darkest thing ever but we didn’t care about that. We just cared about the fact that we couldn’t get close to it with the money that they would have given us for the R-rated version of it. That was the problem.

A still from the 2011 movie Sucker Punch
A still from the 2011 movie Sucker Punch

As Synder mentioned, the issue was not with respect to the plot. Instead, the veteran director believed the problem was that it did not have an R-rating.

The movie made its way to the theaters in 2011 with a PG-13 rating. Evidently, it meant a lot of dark scenes in the original version of the film were trimmed to fit the rating.

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Fans have been waiting for a Snyder cut for the film, similar to how Justice League was re-released on Max in 2021. It allowed Snyder to narrate the story in a much better way and received tremendous love from fans.

Unfortunately, as of now, there is no confirmation of a potential Snyder cut variant for Sucker Punch being in the works.

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Zack Snyder’s Wife Explains the Only Regret About Sucker Punch

On top of having Zack Snyder as the director, Sucker Punch also featured Deborah Snyder as the producer for the movie. The better half of the reputed director shared similar thoughts on the movie and revealed them in the same interview with Metro.co.uk.

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I regret that we did it PG-13 because it was originally R, we didn’t know how to pull it off from the budget and they were gonna give us more money if it was PG 13. I wish we would have figured that out because that’s my only regret.

Hollywood director Zack Snyder
Hollywood director Zack Snyder

Despite the movie being released with a PG-13 rating, it had an adult tone throughout the plot. After all, the movie follows Babydoll, who makes her way to a brothel in an alternate reality, which is for the mentally insane.

Upon reaching the unique place, Babydoll befriends Rocket, Sweet Pea, Amber, and Blondie. As many would have guessed, the group will try to escape from the brothel.

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