Zack Snyder has been sharing a lot of opinions lately. Now, the director of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has shared his thoughts on Marvel's Avengers films -- and, by extension, comic book movies as a whole.
During a recent panel, Snyder was asked about comic book movies and his stance on them. In his response, he specifically referenced the Avengers movies. "The thing about comic book movies is -- and you know I'm a fan," he said. "I go and see all the Avengers movies and I go and I love it. You don't have to not enjoy them, but you also have to be, like, open to other things as well."
Zack Snyder talking about CBM’s and how he enjoys watching the Avengers movies, but “you also have to be open to other things” pic.twitter.com/9nJilBofHX— 214 (@boomborks) March 24, 2019
Snyder has been sharing many of his opinions about various comic book and superhero-related subjects lately. While his comments about fans needing to wake up to the reality of heroes killing incited both ridicule and controversy, Snyder's recent remarks on comic book movies are no doubt less controversial.
Though Snyder is most famous among superhero enthusiasts for his comic book films (Watchmen, 300, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League), he has directed other movies outside of that, such as his remake of Dawn of the Dead, Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Even 300, one of his first comic adaptations, is not a superhero movie so much as it is a (loosely adapted) historical film.
His varied filmography reflects his statements, and it shouldn't be misconstrued that Snyder is attacking superhero films. He emphasizes that he is a fan.