Zack Snyder is very well-known for directing several DCEU movies in the past decade. Even though being heavily invested with the DC Universe, the filmmaker has always wanted to work on a Marvel movie. He certainly has ideas for one, which involves characters like Daredevil and Elektra.
This all started when Snyder recently appeared on Comic Book Debate. He was talking about his work on DCEU movies like “Batman V Superman” and “Justice League” until the discussion led to Marvel. Snyder started presenting an elevator pitch for a Marvel movie and chose an unexpected character.
Snyder’s Marvel hero.
Snyder stated in the interview, “I would choose ‘Elektra Lives Again’. Do you know that Frank Miller comic book? It’s a graphic novel about Elektra. Daredevil is having these dreams about Elektra coming back to life, and it’s really cool and weird…It’s just cool, and beautiful. That’s what I would do. No one cares, but that’s what I would do“.
For any non-comic book readers, “Elektra Lives Again” is a spinoff of the Daredevil comics which was released in 1990. In the comic, Elektra was resurrected after being murdered by the villain Bullseye. This story is one of the most influential stories about Elektra. Seeing Snyder pitching a story like this for the MCU does inflict some curiosity among fans.
The comic does seem to align with Snyder’s aesthetic appeal. Trippy dream sequences, murder, sex, and religious imagery, “Elektra Lives Again” has a load of these. Snyder adapting the comic would be fitting as he loves attempting darker themes in his movies.
Snyder’s chances of directing a Marvel film.
Dreaming of making an Elektra movie begs the question… Will Snyder ever get the chance to direct a Marvel movie?
Spawning different projects of DC films, he managed to obtain a dedicated fan base. Moreover, these fans were the ones campaigning online for years to release the Snyder Cut. However, the 54-year old star started the DCEU’s earlier films, only to encounter underwhelming responses. Snyder was made fun online for producing darker themed yet subpar films. He was even blamed for damaging the DCEU’s image.
Whether people love or hate Snyder, that does not take away his credibility of being an inspired modern filmmaker. He is still not done and plans on taking more comic book projects in the future. Plus, the chances of him tackling Marvel films are possibly high.
During an interview with Comic Book Debate, Snyder stated he has no plans of directing another DCEU movie.
“Look, I never thought I’d be here doing this. I didn’t think I’d be finishing ‘Justice League’ … The truth is, and it’s been widely reported, and I have no issue, this is an old movie. This is a years-old movie I’m working on. The DC universe has gone and branched off and done its own thing and that’s fine…
As far as what I did and as far as what my vision for what I wanted to do with these characters and the journey I wanted them to go on, it’s well known that I planned on more movies — five movies or something — but I’m busy. I’ve got a lot going on. Is it cool that the fans have so much faith in the trajectory? Yes, it’s amazing, and I couldn’t be happier and I’m excited for them to see ‘Justice League’ so they can really drink the entire elixir of Justice League. But would I continue? I have no plans to. But like I said, I didn’t think I’d be here, so who knows?”
Could this lead to a possibility of Snyder joining the Marvel filmmaking crew?
Snyder will leave DCEU to start making other comic book movies. In that case, “Elektra Lives Again” is definitely something he would work on. As a send-off for his last DCEU directed film, the Snyder Cut will officially release sometime this March.