It is said that history is not doomed to repeat itself, but to rhyme, and today’s rhyme is well known to fans of superheroes: Zack Snyder It is a trend because his fans (surprise!) accuse Marvel of plagiarizing one of his films. In 2019 with the launch of Avengers: Endgame – 95%, the director’s followers said that some scenes and the heroic sacrifice were very similar to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – 27%, and now they say that the new trailer for Eternals He also plagiarized Snyder, specifically his first DC Extended Universe movie, The Man of Steel – 55%.
This morning Marvel Studios surprised us with the final trailer of Eternals, a film based on the comics of Jack Kirby and directed by Chloe Zhao, winner of the Oscar for Best Film and Best Director for Nomadland – 100%. Among its most exciting moments was the appearance of the Celestials and the Deviants, but perhaps what most attracted attention is seeing the new superheroes of the franchise showing off their powers. Ikaris (Richard Madden) shoots heat rays from the eyes, and for that reason Snyder fans have said that it is a plagiarism of Superman’s heat rays in The Man of Steel.
In social networks it did not take long for many comments to appear mocking such a statement, since neither Zack Snyder He was the creator of those powers, nor is he such an influential and innovative filmmaker that his style is reflected in each new production of the superhero subgenre. The logical thing is to assume that superhero films follow such well-established formulas that they are very similar to each other, which is why filmmakers who prefer auteur films have been very critical of Marvel and DC.
Snyder fans once again became a laughingstock, and although it is not fair to generalize and say that they are all the same, we cannot deny that they tend to stand out because they exalt their idol and disqualify everything they consider “the competition” , either from Marvel or the new DCEU that has given us films like Aquaman – 73% O The suicide squad – 91%. Here you can see some of the reactions that appeared on Twitter for this new controversy:
I’M TIRED OF EVERY THING THAT COMES OUT OF SUPERHEROES YOU LINK IT TO ZACK SNYDER pic.twitter.com/LCOqNxuy6R
– Sofia (@ItisGwendolyn) August 19, 2021
Thanks Zack Snyder, it all started with you. pic.twitter.com/TFwIwz3RQV
– Grandío (@habitaciondcine) August 19, 2021
Thanks, Zack Snyder. We owe you so much 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Pz4BysZSeT
— David Lorao (@goonielor) August 19, 2021
Now it turns out that Zack Snyder INVENTED heat vision … pic.twitter.com/FJfXZKhvrq
– 🐺⚫️ The last Czarniano ⚫️ 🐺 (@ComicPrado) August 19, 2021
You are all so misplaced that you are sad. Zack Snyder didn’t fucking invent movies. It was James Gunn. 😒
— Lucía Feducci (@LuFeducci) August 19, 2021
The Zack Snyder cult must be the most unbearable fandom that ever existed. It’s a shame that a good director has such idiotic fans that they make him look so bad to the point that today people only know him for that. https://t.co/Q9Xb94v0ab
— ✨Wiccan x Hulkling💚 (@DisneyFansonTw1) August 19, 2021
Gracias, Zack Snyder.
We owe you so much 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HfdLPdPsNc
– Chema Ponze (@Chema_Ponze) August 19, 2021
Thank you for inspiring so many works, Zack Snyder. pic.twitter.com/Lrmh6SbNK7
— TheLycan 🔻☭ 🇮🇨 (@TheLycan47) August 19, 2021
In fact, Zack Snyder invented superheroes, shots of their faces, thermal vision and many other things. Zack Snyder is the father of cinema ñ, basically
— Tommy_O76 (@_Tommy76_) August 19, 2021
On today’s controversy (how tired):
I have seen a bit of the influence of Zack Snyder’s Superman in the Ikaris scenes from #Eternals.
And it is nothing negative. Art are influences. And who knows if Chloé Zhao is a Man of Steel fan.
Do not make controversy about everything. pic.twitter.com/83z9ESJm96
— Geek Zone 🍿 #Eternals (@GeekZoneGZ) August 19, 2021
Fans of Zack Snyder they were also the authors of the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign, thanks to which HBO Max premiered Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 82%, probably the last DC movie by the filmmaker, as his relationship with Warner Bros. was not very good, not even in 2016 when it was in production League of Justice – 41%, nor in 2020 when he worked in his court of it.
Don’t leave without reading: The Suicide Squad: James Gunn responds to Snyder fans who want to boycott his movie
Eternals It was scheduled to premiere in November 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic led Disney to delay much of its blockbusters. The film is about a group of super powerful beings that inhabit humans but secretly defend the world from the enemy species, the Deviants. For a long time there was speculation about why they did not help The Avengers against the multiple alien threats they faced, but in the new trailer it was clarified that this is because they received orders from the Celestials, their creators.
The expectations around this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are high, since it is a new story for the franchise, and because they are almost unknown superheroes. Before i arrive Eternals it will be released in theaters Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and then Spider-Man: No Way Home. In the first half of the year we already had three Disney Plus series and the launch of Black Widow – 87%.