Despite the polarizing nature of his movies, the stars of the DC Extended Universe have remained very much supportive of director Zack Snyder, who helmed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the majority of Justice League. In fact, at this year’s Comic-Con International, Cyborg actor Ray Fisher practically wore his love for Snyder on his sleeve by sporting a t-shirt that read “I [Heart] ZS.” Now, in the latest show of appreciation for the director, Flash actor Ezra Miller has gone on the record to credit Snyder with establishing the foundation from which the entire DCEU was built upon.
“Zack Snyder is the DC god,” Miller said in Justice League: The Official Collector’s Edition, a new book featuring concept art and interviews with the cast and crew of Justice League. “He’s the father of our universe. He’s been directing this series of films that will really plant the seeds for the whole Gaia tree of the DC Universe, and its many branches and flowers, giving us, the cast, this template as an artistic community. Zack has really taken care of us all. He’s been so incredibly attentive to all of us and our diva needs and our questions. And when I want to overthink the physics of The Flash, he’s been ready to engage with me on that level.”
Despite directing three of the DCEU’s five films, Snyder’s influence can be felt throughout the entire shared universe, and his contributions often transcend the director’s chair. Snyder served as a producer on both Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, the latter of which he received writing credits on and even cameoed in as an uncredited U.S. soldier.
Still, even with the support Snyder has received from the Justice League cast, some, such as Superman actor Henry Cavill, admit that his initial vision didn’t strike the right chord with fans. While he stopped short of calling out Snyder by name, Cavill is on record as believing the style of the DCEU’s pre-Wonder Woman films “hasn’t necessarily worked,” although he followed that up by stating he now feels as though “the right mistakes have been made.” This is in stark contrast to Warner Bros., though, as the studio reportedly considered removing Snyder from Justice League after Batman v Superman‘s disappointing critical and financial performance.
Now in theaters, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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