What!? Director Zack Snyder Reveals Henry Cavill as a Jedi Superman

July 24, 2014
Source: Twitter

Right now production is underway on Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while we've only seen photos of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, the latest photo to come from the set is mindblowing. That's mostly because we're not sure why it exists. Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter with a photo featuring Cavill as Superman, but he was also wearing a cloak and wielding a red lightsaber. All he included with the photo was the hashtag #SuperJedi, which seems a little weird since the photo looks pretty dark, and we've never seen a Jedi with a red lightsaber, but there you have it. Look below now!

Here's the photo tweet in question from director Zack Snyder's Twitter:

So what does this mean? Well, probably nothing. Usually Cavill has to wear a robe like that while not shooting scenes so that paparazzi can't snap photos of him in the suit. More than likely, Snyder and Cavill were just having some Photoshop fun. But still, we can't help but wonder if Snyder is hinting that he might have something to do in the Star Wars universe, especially since he was once rumored for a Seven Samurai style movie focusing on some Jedi. That was just a rumor, but knowing Snyder's trademark style, it would be pretty cool to have him directing some lightsaber and Force action. Thoughts?

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  • Jon Odishaw
    Who cares why, this is fucking awesome
  • Steven
    Only just fully watched Seven Samurai the other week. Would so love to see some Jedi action along those lines.
  • TheOct8pus
    No Zack Snyder Star wars please....I couldn't sit through all those quick shaky-cam zooms
    • Jon Odishaw
      You mean those shaky cam zooms that JJ was using long before zack?
      • TheOct8pus
        Yes!! Those. I hope JJ doesn't use them (or lens flares) either...
        • Jon Odishaw
          Personally I really like the cam zooming. In moderation. The lens flairs I could do without though.
          • TheOct8pus
            After watching Man of Steel, I feel that he does it too much. Like you mentioned, everything in moderation.
          • Chris Groves
            Yeah, I want him to go back to the stylized, slow-motion fight scenes...I was really excited to see him bring that to MOS, and then he just went for this 'shaky cam frenzy' stuff. Which was fine, but I hope he goes back to 'vintage Snyder' with BvS.
          • Jon Odishaw
            There could have been some slow mo and I would have enjoyed that. But the movie was all about speed. He wanted to show just how powerful and fast kryptonians are. I really liked MoS and I'm excited for the next one.
          • Chris Groves
            I liked MOS a lot too. I just think that now, especially since there was no slow-mo in the first, and you saw just how fast they were...that using slow-mo and seeing things from Superman's perspective during 'super-speed' would be VERY interesting and visually engaging.
          • Jon Odishaw
            That would be pretty cool actually.
          • GeneralChaoz
            Cam zooming. Ugh.
  • Avi
    Zack Snyder is great director onley sucker punch was awful... He re invented the zombie genre with fast zombies, 300 is a classic and superman was big fun! Only he needs someone who controls the computer for cgi effects, because his imagination is to big...
    • GeneralChaoz
      Fast zombies. How the dead are able to use their rigomortis-addled muscles so efficiently is amazing.
      • Avi
        yes realy amazing! It cannot be possible that people don't believe there are fast walking zombies out there!
        • GeneralChaoz
          I cannot don't not can't believe it.
          • Nash
            But don't not you no forget that zombies never couldn't not run before Snyder didn't not make Dawn not of the don't dead.
  • avconsumer2
    Meh - probably just funnin'
  • BankyXD
    That's no Jedi....
    • Dr. Storm Crow
      That's a space station.
  • Xerxexx
  • Chris Groves
    Even other studios and directors can't help but promote Episode VII
  • Hillarius, but in V part
    LOL. Zack Snyder is such a nerd.
  • Lagoya
    Jedi don't have red light sabers...
  • theslayer5150
    Just an attempt to stay relevant in the wake of all the recent Star Wars news I think.
  • It beats the dork-channeling fluff were getting force-fed with Superman. How about a kick-ass, principled Superman? I guess that won't happen in my universe, in which there's an unprincipled entity known as Hollywood/Pentagon/CIA.
  • OfficialJab
    I remember when he was supposedly directing a samurai-styled Star Wars film. I always suspected that rumour was intentionally manufactured to gauge fan interest in the idea. In my circles it was pretty popular. But I doubt either Fox or WB would want to acknowledge the other's big franchises in an official way like this. He's just messing around I think.
    • avconsumer2
      Hypothetical... Snyder flick without blood (light sabres cauterize!) Just thinking out loud. ;P
  • SubSumeYou
    Has that television Wonder Woman look to it.
  • GeneralChaoz
    Snyder not understanding Star Wars, a film EVERYONE has seen, explains a lot towards why Man of Steel was so awful.
    • Keith Johnathan
      Or that all of you are stupid. He's hinting at Darkseid being in the movie.




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