As specified on his Vero, the Batman v Superman and Justice League director, Zack Snyder, has officially landed in San Diego just a few days before Warner Bros.’ Hall H Panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Twitter user JesabelRaay posted a screenshot earlier today from the controversial comic book movie director’s recent activity on Vero, where he checked into the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California. The Hotel del Coronado itself is just seven miles away from the San Diego Convention Center, where the biggest popular culture aficionados gather every year for the San Diego Comic Convention.
I just came on here to let you all know that… ZACK SNYDER IS IN SAN DIEGO. I REPEAT. ZACK SNYDER IS IN SAN DIEGO.
The one day I am actually in LA & he is in my city. I gotta meet him this week… pic.twitter.com/I3vhhy8vX1
— Jesabel 🍂 (@JesabelRaay) July 15, 2018
His presence does beg the question as to why he would be there after seemingly having no involvement in the DC Extended Universe, post-Justice League. Fans have speculated that he could be on hand for Warner Bros.’ annual Hall H presentation where they showcase all of their upcoming DC projects such as Shazam!, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman 1984 alongside other notable Warner Bros. films such as Godzilla: King of Monsters, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.
As previously reported, Snyder took a leave of absence from the production of Justice League in May of last year following a family tragedy. Warner Bros. Pictures would immediately select The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon to oversee the film’s post-production, rewrites, and reshoots. A decision which ended with polarizing results as Justice League was a critical and commercial disaster that left longtime supporters of the DC Extended Universe feeling alienated and gave rise to the suggestions of a “Snyder Cut” for the film.
Snyder’s potential presence at SDCC 2018 has further given rise to the possibility that the unseen version of last year’s all-star superhero team up does exist and will be officially announced some time during the Hall H panel, but very little evidence has surfaced to validate this claim. The only evidence that may validate this new fan theory is that this year’s panel moderator Aisha Tyler did like Snyder’s post on Vero and also responded to a Twitter user’s question about the Snyder Cut but that is to be taken with a grain of salt at this moment.
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It was previously speculated that Snyder had stepped away from the big budget superhero franchise, but while this may be the case he still is credited as a producer on numerous upcoming installments in the DC Extended Universe such as James Wan’s Aquaman and Wonder Woman 1984, with Patty Jenkins returning as director and Gal Gadot once again reprising her role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. It is not currently known how far his influence goes with the highly anticipated Wonder Woman sequel but he did receive a “story by” credit for the original film after introducing the character into the DCEU in 2016’s Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. However, it is possible that he will not have a lot of influence on the project as he prepares for his next directorial outing, which has yet to receive a release date.
It was announced in May that Snyder was set to direct The Fountainhead, which is based on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand.
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