First of all, imagine being a director and the studio feel you haven't done such a great job (not like the studio knew what they were doing or if any of them are comic book fanatics anyway), they use your recently passed young daughter to remove you from the film they wanted you to make and get someone else to finish the job, adding the same kind of flair that director helped to make another similar movie popular and a lot of money for the studio's rival or main competition. I'd feel a type of way, I'm not going to lie.
Warner Bros. have been trying to catch up with Marvel (well Disney, now) since the very first Iron Man movie in 2008. With nobody at the top detailing a plan and sticking to it, they were simply trying this character, then that character, rather than starting with a character and building a story and an over-arching plot/plan etc like what Marvel did with Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet Saga spanning 22 or so movies. Apparently, it was to start with Batman Begins, they asked Christopher Nolan and he wasn't on it and wanted to make his own thing. Then they attempted again with Green Lantern, but that was a dud. DC have been chasing behind Marvel all this time and unless someone can tell me otherwise, is the reason as to why Zack has gone back to this project to finish it because he was essentially robbed of his movie.
This trailer looks phenomenal. I know Zack is a lot of style and flair, but damn! And considering, he will be putting a little bit more money into it (I think I heard), with no reshoots AND this movie will be something like 4 hours long, I can only assume this movie will fully flesh out how the movie and story was meant to play out without troubled Josh Whedon getting involved. I don't really talk about the behaviours of actors and directors etc, but from when I heard Josh was being a twit to the actor who plays Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and also removed a lot of his scenes, made me feel a type of way towards him and now I'm looking at Josh sideways. I hope this movie turns out to be very good and blows Josh's one out of the water.
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, Ciarán Hinds