I find most everything about Zach Snyder’s Justice League frustrating – never mind the trailer being black and white – and to be honest, a little off-putting.
First, there’s no such thing as “Zach Snyder’s Justice League” because that’s like saying “Joss Whedon’s Avengers” or “The Russo Brothers’ Civil War.”
It places a director above characters and concepts that existed long before they even picked up a camera, never mind minimizing the involvement of lots of artists and writers.
If the upcoming Dune reboot were called Denis Villeneuve’s Dune a lot of people would probably be a bit pissed – never mind the lawsuit from Frank Herbert’s estate.
And you may have heard how difficult it is for writers and artists to get any sort of credit for their creations being made into feature films, so let’s just say calling your movie “Zach Snyder’s Justice League” isn’t exactly helping the cause.
And I’ve read interviews with Snyder where he talks as if by diving back in to Justice League he’s doing someone a favor – and perhaps that’s true for a extremely vocal minority – though if anyone can’t see how this enterprise is an exercise in self-promotion and ego boosting to ISS heights they don’t want to see it.
And it’s also not like the way John Carpenter tends to title his movies (John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars or John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, etc.) because Carpenter has been working long enough – and his work is distinctive enough – that people are oftentimes seeing the because his name is in the title.
I’ve always said that the circumstances behind Snyder leaving Justice League had little to do with his daughter’s suicide, and his response to Whedon’s movie proves it (which Zach Snyder refuses to this day to see).
Snyder was mistreated by Warner Bros. executives by being removed from the directing Justice League because it should have happened after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as opposed to allowing him to continue long after it was fairly apparent they disapproved of his work.