army of the dead director Zack Snyder says he also worked on a 300 sequel during the pandemic, but Warner Bros. passed it on because it ended up being a gay love story.
“During the pandemic, I had a deal with Warner Brothers and I wrote what was essentially going to be the final chapter of 300“, he said The fourth wall, The reading list podcast. “But when I sat down to write it, I actually wrote a different movie.” What movie did he write? A cheerful novel.
“I was writing this stuff about Alexander the Great, and it turned into a movie about the relationship between Hephaestion and Alexander. It turned into a love story. So it really didn’t fit with the third movie.
Snyder continued, “but there was this concept, and it turned out really great. It’s called blood and ashes, and it’s a beautiful love story, really, with war. I would like to do it, [WB] say no…you know, they’re not big fans of mine. It’s like that.”
Snyder speaks, of course, of the Justice League drama that led HBO Max to release “The Snyder Cut” of the film this year. The director and studio did not get along well, and Snyder nearly quit the project several times.
If you know anything about the ancient Greeks, you know they were gay as hell, and we crave a movie that portrays that honestly and shirtless. Too bad we don’t have this one. Still, there’s hope that Snyder can turn the script into an unrelated movie and separate it from the 300 film series.
Snyder’s Latest Project Is The Netflix Zombie Heist Movie army of the dead, in select theaters now and coming to the streaming platform on May 21. This film features a digitally inserted Tig Notaro, who was called in to replace Chris D’Elia in the film after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
Notaro became a breakaway sex symbol this spring thanks to her appearances in the film’s premiere and posters. When we first saw her looking for the movie, Outside said that “Tig Notaro is back to remind us all how hot butches can be.”
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