American filmmaker Zack Synder, who is soon going to treat movie buffs with his version of ‘Justice League’, recently revealed that he is not getting paid for helming the highly-anticipated movie.
In a recent interview, Snyder revealed that this bargain with Warner Bros is what has allowed him more creative freedom on the project, which has apparently cost the studio USD 70 million to create.
He said, “I’m not getting paid. I didn’t want to be beholden to anyone, and it allowed me to keep my negotiating powers with these people pretty strong.” Synder also revealed that he has never seen the version of ‘Justice League’ that released in 2017 and had opened to underwhelming reviews and disappointing box office.
Snyder, who was replaced by ‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon during the film’s torturous production, had a darker, longer, less jokey-jokey vision for the movie. After Whedon’s reinterpretation screened, executive producer Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder, the director’s wife and producing partner, had a blunt message for Snyder.
“They came and they just said, ‘You can never see that movie’,” Snyder told.
Snyder added, “How am I supposed to introduce six characters and an alien with potential for world domination in two hours? I mean, I can do it, it can be done. Clearly, it was done. But I didn’t see it.”
Snyder’s version of the 2017 DC Comics superhero film ‘Justice League’ will premiere on March 18, this year.
‘Justice League’ featured DC Comics’ greatest heroes for the first time ever on the big screen. Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) had joined forces to prevent the supervillain Steppenwolf from destroying the Earth.
However, the 2017 film mostly got negative reviews from critics and comic book fans alike, which was primarily helmed by Whedon after Snyder had to drop out due to a family emergency.
Many viewers noticed the tonal shifts between the directors and called for the release of the rumoured Snyder Cut – a version of the film with Snyder’s vision, with rumours of its existence being shared across social media.