Zack Snyder takes risks with what is expected of a DC superhero story. His Superman died in the famous 2013 Man of Steel movie, but one idea that never came to fruition was to romantically pair Bruce Wayne and Lois Lane.
In a new profile of Zack Snyder, Vanity Fair delves into Zack Snyder’s Justice League pre-release timeline on HBO Max, including new details during the development of Justice League in 2017 where Snyder apparently pitched an idea to romantically link to. Batman and Lois Lane.
“The intention was for Bruce to fall in love with Lois and then realize that the only way to save the world was to bring Superman back to life,” Snyder said. This, of course, would lead to internal conflict because Lois’ ex in the movies and historically, in the comics, is Superman. “We had this beautiful speech in which [Bruce] He told Alfred: ‘I never had a life outside of the cave. I never imagined a world for myself beyond this. But this woman makes me think that if I can gather this group of gods together, then my work is done. I can resign. I can stop. ‘”
This idea was eventually rejected by Warner Bros, who by all accounts was open to Snyder’s ideas for the DC universe. Even after WB appointed DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns and WB co-production chief Jon Berg as supervisors on the Justice League set, Snyder says, “It didn’t bother me too much because they weren’t that threatening. [,]”outside of injecting small amounts of humor into the film.
However, this relationship soon changed once Joss Whedon came on board to make changes. According to the report, Johns enlisted Whedon to rewrite the Justice League script before WB finally gave the Avengers director more and more control over the project. Snyder, still recovering from the death of his daughter Autumn, left the project soon after.
However, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, as it will be officially called, will be released in March via HBO Max. Stay tuned for the weekend at IGN Fan Fest where we will interview Zack Snyder about the new version of Justice League.