Zack Snyder has revealed that there was actually a high point he wrote to conclude the storyline he started with the movie 300. The 2006 film was a career-establishing film for director Zack Snyder, in which it was only his second time at the helm. Based on Frank Miller’s eponymous comic book series, 300 was a fantastic look at the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars. The film received mixed reactions but was a commercial hit and gained tremendous popularity with audiences. Zack Snyder later moved on and directed Guards and started the DC Extended Universe with Man of Steel.
In 2014, Zack Snyder wrote a sequel 300, entitled 300: Rise of an Empire, which served as a side sequel to its predecessor. Zack served as the film’s producer and Noam Murro took over directing. But both movies ended with a non-closing ending. Apparently Zack had something in mind for the three-quel that never led to anything at Warner Bros.
In an interview with the podcast, The fourth wallSnyder has revealed that he has written the third film that fits the stories from which the previous two films have drawn parallels; eventually, however, he wrote another film, which featured Warner Bros. Alexander).
“I just couldn’t really get my teeth into it. On the pandemic, I had a deal with Warner Brothers and wrote what would essentially be the last chapter in 300. But when I sat down to write it, I actually wrote another movie. I wrote this thing about Alexander the Great, and it just turned into a movie about the relationship between Hephaestion and Alexander. It turned out to be a love story. So it really didn’t fit into the third movie. “
The first two films delved into the Persian Wars with some fictional stories and events in them and were based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. The two films set up villain Xerxes and told a replay of two great Greek warriors, who lived at the same time and, in a sense, took part in Persian wars. However, Alexander’s story speaks of a very different era, at least a century apart, that could have created continuity issues to keep it as part of the trilogy. And maybe Warner Bros. therefore refused to proceed. But still defending his idea and digging into his creative clash with Warner Bros. executives, Zack Snyder added:
“[It] came out really great; it really is a beautiful love story with warfare. I’d love to [WB] said no … you know they are not big fans of mine. It is what it is.”
Zack also told the podcast that he had titled the movie for the time being 300: Blood and Ashes. Zack’s concept seems good, but Warner Bros. if it is the same, does not appear invalid. True, Zack could still have made a connection to establish it as a close to the 300 trilogy; However, it is difficult to get two stories so far apart in real timelines. On the other hand, Zack’s dig into WB’s collision with him also makes sense. His dispute with the studio is a story in itself and everyone is aware of his problems with the studio during the production of Justice League.
He recently said that Warner Bros. over the years “Anti-Snyder” has grown and how his ideas for DCEU have been sidelined since leaving the original production of Justice League. He said that even developing his own version of the film after it lit up green was a troublesome experience that left him feeling tortured. Probably that’s why even Snyder pushes himself out of the studio and backs out of the studio for his open protest against their creative calls. And Netflix has made the most of this non-sparking conflict between a director and a studio.
Zack is currently waiting for the release of his next venture, Army of the Dead, which Netflix has decided to release in a franchise via a prequel, Army of Thieves, and an animated series, tilted, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas; both of which were to be produced by Zack Snyder. It seems that unlike DC and Warner Bros., Netflix isn’t going to let go of Snyder and his crazy ideas that easily.
Zack Snyder’s latest (so far) DCEU movie as a director, Zack Snyder’s Justice League streams on HBO Max, while Army of the Dead airs on Netflix on May 21. This news comes from the podcast The Fourth Wall.
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