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How Zack Snyder Really Feels About James Gunn's Superman Reboot

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It’s a funny coincidence that the two most recent filmmakers who’ll have brought Superman to the screen worked together on an acclaimed project way back when that sent their careers on the paths they’re currently on. In the list of Zack Snyder movies ranked worst to best according to Rotten Tomatoes, the James Gunn-penned “Dawn of the Dead” still stands as Snyder’s best-reviewed film. It makes sense, then, that when it was announced that Gunn and Peter Safran were taking over cinematic control of the DC Universe, the “Rebel Moon” creator gave his old collaborator a congratulatory call.

In 2023, during the push from fans for Warner Bros. to sell the Snyderverse to Netflix, Gunn responded to people supporting the fan-fueled campaign by saying that Snyder had no interest in returning to his interpretation of the DC Universe. Gunn told one fan on X, “Zack hasn’t expressed any interest and seems happy doing what he’s doing (and, yes, we too have talked).” Responding to another fan, Gunn said, “He contacted me to express his support about my choices. He’s a great guy. Again, he seems really happy with the massive world-building he’s doing.”

Perhaps Snyder will give a more detailed view of Gunn’s first film for the new DC Universe when he gets a look at “Superman” like the rest of us on July 11, 2025. In the meantime, read our exclusive interview with Zack Snyder about his desire to develop yet another franchise, even if Netflix wants more “Rebel Moon” movies.