Zack Snyder Defends Aquaman in Detroit Radio Call-in
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” director Zack Snyder called the Detroit sports talk radio station to defend, the superhero, King of the Seven Seas, Aquaman. Read on for more details about this story.
According to Deadline, on a morning program of Detroit sports talk radio station, a caller claiming to be “Batman v. Superman” director Zack Snyder made a call on 97.1 in order to defend the DC superhero Aquaman. The radio show hosts Stoney and Bill were badmouthing the character while en route to the Detroit set of “Batman v. Superman.”
“I don’t want to give anything away about the movie, but Aquaman has some cool abilities” says Snyder on the phone, going on as to talk about the hero’s “cool abilities,” such as to telepathically communicate with marine life, his trident that can “cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact” and his super strength and ability to withstand “super deep” depths.
The station revealed that the caller dialed in from a cell phone with a Los Angeles area code and sounds exactly like Zack Snyder. Cinematographer Larry Fong just shared this story on Twitter, and film writer Germain Lussier has confirmed with multiple sources that it was Snyder on the phone.
Snyder has still not confirmed if Aquaman would be making an appearance in the film, with actor Jason Momoa expected to portray the Lord of the Deep.
“Not to say he’s in my movie or anything like that. But he has the potential to be badass. That’s all I’m saying!” exclaims the director. Check out the full conversation here.
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is an upcoming superhero team-up movie which will follow the story of both Batman and Superman, along with some other known DC characters — Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman — set after the events of “Man of Steel,” where Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman. The ensemble cast will also include Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons and is written by Chris Terrio.
The theatrical release was originally set for May 6, 2016, supposedly clashing with Marvel’s threequel “Captain America 3,” but was later moved to March 25, 2016. Warner Bros.’ switch of strategy was for setting the tent pole of two new superhero flicks in a long line of upcoming DC Comics movie titles spanning up to 2020.
Here are the scheduled DC titles Warner plans to release from Deadline:
“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” – March 25, 2016
Untitled DC Film – Aug. 5, 2016
Untitled DC Film – June 23, 2017
Untitled DC Film – Nov. 17, 2017
Untitled DC Film – March 23, 2018
Untitled DC Film – July 27, 2018
Untitled DC Film – April 5, 2019
Untitled DC Film – June 14, 2019
Untitled DC Film – April 3, 2020
Untitled DC Film – June 19, 2020
Untitled WB Event Film – Nov. 16, 2018
Untitled WB Event Film – Nov. 20, 2020
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