A new feature profile piece on filmmaker Zack Snyder is up at THR and tackles a number of topics, including Snyder’s thoughts looking back on the DC-verse.

For starters, the piece includes a quote from “Batman Begins” and “Oppenheimer” director Christopher Nolan who worked with Snyder as a producer on the first Snyder-verse DC film with 2013’s “Man of Steel”.

Both have a panache for blockbusters, albeit with very different sensibilities, and are friends. Nolan has nothing but praise for Snyder, and calls the filmmaker’s 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” prescient:

“I’ve always believed ‘Watchmen’ was ahead of its time. The idea of a superhero team, which it so brilliantly subverts, wasn’t yet a thing in movies. It would have been fascinating to see it released post-‘Avengers.’”

Snyder himself is done with the DC Universe, having moved on to other works now. The “Army of the Dead” helmer says that he’s dismayed by the abuse he’s seen that “Aquaman” and “Justice League” actress Amber Heard has suffered online: “I just don’t get it. If other people don’t like her, I don’t know what to say. I would work with her in a second.”

He does say would consider returning to DC specifically to direct an adaptation of Frank Miller’s acclaimed mid-1980s comic “The Dark Knight Returns”. However, the film would have to be a “true representation of the graphic novel” and pull no punches.

That fits in with past comments where he described such an adaptation as having to be “Watchmen-style, really frame-accurate.”

He’s also open to doing a Marvel adaptation, but again a very specific one – namely an adaptation of Frank Miller’s “Elektra Lives Again” which focuses on the “Daredevil” character.

Snyder’s next is his two-film “Rebel Moon” saga which kicks off in a little over three weeks on Netflix.

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