Spider-Man Just Made Fun of Zack Snyder

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 7:31PM
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Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 7:31PM
Spider-Man Just Made Fun of Zack Snyder
2016 has been an interesting year for superhero movies. Marvel has continued to dominate, delivering two of the MCU's best installations yet with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Fox produced the first comic book movie ever to be nominated for best picture with Deadpool, and a somewhat lackluster installment into the mutant saga with X-Men Apocalypse. DC, on the other hand, has released two comic book movies that were judged as failures by critics and were terribly polarizing among fans. Which may be putting it mildly, considering that Batman v Superman literally utilized the word "Martha" as the climax of the film.  

With the DCEU falling behind, it's unsurprising that their chief competitor has been delivering an ongoing proverbial noogie to its current cinematic inferior. The comic book authors over at Marvel have been making quite a few jokes at BvS' expense, and just when everyone thought it was over, authors Nick Giovannetti and Paul Scheer just went one step further in Spider-Man/Deadpool #12 by taking a shot at the film's director, Zack Snyder. Upon stumbling upon the Greek god Saturn, the two characters start making comparisons to a buff Saint Nick, with Spider-Man saying, "He looks like Zack Snyder made a movie about Santa, but instead of delivering presents, he works out and murders."

   

Ouch.

Giovannetti and Scheer's jab was all in fun, of course, but Snyder's definitely caught a lot of serious flack for his grim vision for the DCEU. In his attempts to create something truly different and original, he's changed many core character components of some of the most iconic superheroes of all time. It's a bit hard to sell such versions of the characters when the buyer's nostalgia is one of their chief motivators; why would they ever want to buy something that has only a passing resemblance to the original? 

Hopefully, Snyder is able to redeem himself when Justice League premieres in the upcoming year. A new tone and new direction for the DCEU has been promised, and JL might be the golden opportunity for Snyder's dazzling visuals and action sequences to really shine. Perhaps then, Spider-Man and Deadpool will quit making metafictional jabs at his expense. Or maybe they won't - it is Deadpool, after all.  

Justice League hits theaters on November 17th, 2017.
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