Moon Knight director Mohamed Diab has criticized Zack Snyder’s DC films, saying that they “didn’t appeal to me.” He praised James Gunn, however, calling him a “great artist” who will do “excellent work” for DC.
Diab said that he is a fan of Batman and would like to give the character a different take, a Noir style. He wants to make a movie with drama, like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
"I know that some people don't like James Gunn, but I see him as a great artist who will do great work. Frankly, I didn't like the past period. The last film, [Zack Snyder's] Justice League, was significantly better than the first version, but in the end, Snyder's work in all the movies he made didn't appeal to me."
"I liked James Gunn's films much more. I think he's a much greater artist and a very clever writer, and he will do excellent work for DC. I hope people won't just criticize him because if he loses the DC audience, he's done. But he is an artist, and he will create wonderful things."
"I'm a fan of Batman. I'd like to give Batman a different take, a Noir style. A movie with drama. Christopher Nolan made us all see that it's a dramatic movie about someone with tragedy. The new perspective in 'The Batman' is very nice. Whether it's Batman or someone else, the idea of a person with a real human story, not just a flying superhero."
What does this mean for fans?
For fans of DC films, this news is a mixed bag. Some fans will be disappointed to hear that Diab criticized Snyder’s films, while others may agree with his assessment. However, it is good news to hear that Diab is a fan of Batman and wants to give the character a different take.
It is also worth noting that Diab is a talented director, and his work on Moon Knight was well-received by critics and audiences alike. This suggests that he could be a good fit to direct a Batman film.
Overall, this news is a mixed bag for fans of DC films. However, it is worth keeping an eye on Diab’s career, as he could be a director to watch in the future.