'Batman v Superman' Director Zack Snyder Wants to Make a Movie About George Washington

'Batman v Superman' Director Zack Snyder Wants to Make a Movie About George Washington

Mar 03, 2016

Zack Snyder

We know that Zack Snyder is locked tight into the DC cinematic universe. He rebooted the series with Man of Steel (2013) and will reveal the next installment when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25.

Beyond that, Snyder is committed to making Justice League: Part One, due out on November 17, 2017, and Justice League: Part Two, which is scheduled for release on June 14, 2019. Taking into account all the planning involved before Man of Steel, that will mark somewhere close to 10 years that Snyder has been making superhero movies.

Man of Steel

Snyder has demonstrated a particular knack for directing large-scale fantasies, stretching back to 300, followed by Watchmen and Sucker Punch. His accomplishments don't stop there, however. He directorial debut, Dawn of the Dead, was a zombie thriller that reimagined George A. Romero's original and the animated adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole gave a children's fantasy a welcome kick in the shins.

What might Snyder do after he completes the two upcoming Justice League movies? In a lengthy new profile for Bloomberg Business, Snyder mentions his interest in George Washington. Yes, the very same George Washington who became the first president of the United States.

Washington Crossing the Delaware River

Snyder doesn't sound like he's eager to make a drama about 18th century politics. Instead, he's thinking about a pivotal moment during the American revolutionary war, in which Washington served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. He even has a picture in his office of Washington crossing the Delaware River, which has been described as "a logistically challenging and dangerous operation."

“We were talking about it,” Snyder told Bloomberg. “The first thing we asked was, well, how are we going to make it look? I pointed at this painting. It looks like 300. It’s not that hard.” The idea of Snyder making another historical action film is not too far-fetched. The example he cites in his own work, 300, transformed a dusty ancient battle into a vivid, colorful series of gripping action sequences.

Of course, he had Frank Miller's comic series that served as the source material for 300, but surely Snyder could develop an original take on George Washington's life as a courageous military leader in a new action adventure. Whatever Snyder decides to do in the future, we'll be interested in seeing what he can come up with next.

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