Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has confirmed that his next film will be an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Snyder himself confirmed the news via his Vero social media account in response to a question from a fan.
The Fountainhead is officially Zack's next project instead of The Last Photograph. pic.twitter.com/pKS84l3uO8— ςняιѕ яανєи (@ChrisRa7en) May 28, 2018
The Fountainhead is a 1943 novel by philosopher Ayn Rand that expresses the author’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism. The novel focuses on a character named Howard Roark, an architect whose modern aesthetics go unappreciated by his peers. It was previously rumored that Snyder’s next film would be The Last Photograph.
Synder’s most recent film is Justice League, the ensemble culmination of the DC Extended Universe’s prior four films, two of which Snyder directed -- Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Snyder exited the project shortly before its completion due to a personal tragedy. Joss Whedon stepped in for the director, reportedly organizing extensive reshoots in the postproduction phase. Justice League is the lowest-grossing film in the DCEU both domestically and internationally.
Snyder has made of habit of revealing key movie details and major announcements via social media. Recently, the director teased that his planned five-film DCEU arc would have been “grand” and “emotional.” He also revealed that the Knightmare sequence in Batman v Superman hinted at a future in which Superman had gone mad and become a tyrant, not unlike the video game and comic books series Injustice.