Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is holding a special watch party of the 2013 superhero film later this week. Snyder himself shared the news via social media, offering to answer fan questions and providing additional commentary of the film.
Many of us are struggling during this difficult time. Felt it could be cathartic to come together now for a Man of Steel Watch Party and celebrate the ultimate symbol of hope. Submit some questions, I’ll answer a few after. #manofsteel #superman https://t.co/PdvGayTe7b pic.twitter.com/GMvIWyD4y4
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 18, 2020
Of course, this isn’t the first time has hosted a screening like this. Earlier this year, the filmmaker also hosted a watch party of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Vero, which was really well received. The event provided a number of insights to the film and Snyder’s ideas moving forward.
Snyder has always been particularly active on Vero, sharing clips and images from his unreleased Snyder Cut of Justice League. Many are hoping that the announcement of the watch party means that Snyder will reveal a release date of the Snyder Cut or, better yet, a Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill.
Rumours suggest that the director has closed a deal with Warner Bros. Even some critics have gone back to delete tweets doubting the existence of the Snyder Cut. Others have even begun to apologise to fans and the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement.
While we’re still far from any form of proof to those rumours, the internet has reacted with excitement. Amongst those sharing their approval includes popular illustrator, designer and artist Bosslogic, who went onto show off some really cool designs.
Despite grossing $668 million at the global box office, Man of Steel was a fairly controversial take on Superman. While there are many fans who love the film, and swear by it, there are others who detest the idea of a “dark and gritty Superman.”
Personally, I’m not sure that we will ever see a Man of Steel sequel. The chances of seeing the Snyder Cut release is much higher. Still, we can hope. The world needs Superman right now. And maybe, just maybe, Warner Bros. has realised it too.