The architect of Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe, Zack Snyder originally envisioned a five-movie arc that began with 2013's Man of Steel and would continue through Justice League and its intended sequel, and beyond. However, the filmmaker exited the 2017 ensemble feature during production, following a family tragedy, and won't return as a director to the DCEU. Still, he's credited as a producer on the latest release in the franchise, James Wan's blockbuster Aquaman, and even gave it his blessing.
During a Q&A session with Wan that was hosted by Collider and IMAX, the director revealed he screened a rough cut of the movie for Snyder and his wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder.
"Yeah, I showed Zack my director's cut pretty much right after I finished it and he gave me his thumbs up," Wan revealed. "He was really complementary about it. He basically gave his blessing to me to go finish the movie, because he knew how huge of an undertaking I had with the visual effects. What he saw was a lot of blue screen, a lot of pre-viz and a lot of storyboards. You photograph your storyboards and you cut it into the film and so it was very very rough and crude. But, I think the human element is there that played and I think he and Debbie were very complimentary about it. They gave us their blessing."
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.
(via Movie Web)