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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Who cares why, this is fucking awesome

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2014


Only just fully watched Seven Samurai the other week. Would so love to see some Jedi action along those lines.

Steven on Jul 24, 2014


No Zack Snyder Star wars please....I couldn't sit through all those quick shaky-cam zooms

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2014


You mean those shaky cam zooms that JJ was using long before zack?

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2014


Yes!! Those. I hope JJ doesn't use them (or lens flares) either...

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2014


Personally I really like the cam zooming. In moderation. The lens flairs I could do without though.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2014


After watching Man of Steel, I feel that he does it too much. Like you mentioned, everything in moderation.

TheOct8pus on Jul 24, 2014


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.

Chris Groves on Jul 24, 2014


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.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2014


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.

Chris Groves on Jul 24, 2014


That would be pretty cool actually.

Jon Odishaw on Jul 24, 2014


Cam zooming. Ugh.

GeneralChaoz on Jul 25, 2014


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...

Avi on Jul 24, 2014


Fast zombies. How the dead are able to use their rigomortis-addled muscles so efficiently is amazing.

GeneralChaoz on Jul 25, 2014


yes realy amazing! It cannot be possible that people don't believe there are fast walking zombies out there!

Avi on Jul 25, 2014


I cannot don't not can't believe it.

GeneralChaoz on Jul 25, 2014


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.

Nash on Jul 25, 2014


Meh - probably just funnin'

avconsumer2 on Jul 24, 2014


That's no Jedi....

BankyXD on Jul 24, 2014



Xerxexx on Jul 24, 2014


Even other studios and directors can't help but promote Episode VII

Chris Groves on Jul 24, 2014


Hillarius, but in V part

Aleksa on Jul 24, 2014


LOL. Zack Snyder is such a nerd.

DAVIDPD on Jul 24, 2014


Just an attempt to stay relevant in the wake of all the recent Star Wars news I think.

theslayer5150 on Jul 24, 2014


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.

Arby on Jul 24, 2014


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.

OfficialJab on Jul 24, 2014


Hypothetical... Snyder flick without blood (light sabres cauterize!) Just thinking out loud. ;P

avconsumer2 on Jul 25, 2014


Has that television Wonder Woman look to it.

SubSumeYou on Jul 24, 2014


Snyder not understanding Star Wars, a film EVERYONE has seen, explains a lot towards why Man of Steel was so awful.

GeneralChaoz on Jul 25, 2014


Or that all of you are stupid. He's hinting at Darkseid being in the movie.

Keith Johnathan on Aug 3, 2014

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