Zack Snyder Reveals Which Marvel Character Would Get Him to Join the MCU
In a recent interview with ComicBook Debate (via Screen Rant), Man of Steel director Zack Snyder was asked which Marvel character would he like to direct in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Snyder revealed that he is interested in adapting a new Elektra film which would specifically center around Frank Miller and Lynn Varely’s 1990 graphic novel titled Elektra Lives Again.
“I would choose Elektra Lives Again. Do you know that Frank Miller comic book? It’s a graphic novel about Elektra. Daredevil is having these dreams about Elektra coming back to life, and it’s really cool and weird…It’s just cool, and beautiful. That’s what I would do. No one cares, but that’s what I would do.” Snyder said.
Created by Frank Miller in 1981, Elektra Natchios is a trained assassin who is known for wielding a pair of sai. She is the love interest of Daredevil, who often times act as a villain due to her mercenary ways. In Elektra Lives Again, which is a spinoff of Miller’s Daredevil run, Matt Murdock is haunted by dreams of the assassin’s apparent resurrection.
Should Marvel Studios indeed decided to finally introduce Elektra into the MCU, it would be the third live-action iteration of the character following Jennifer Garner and Elodie Yung’s portrayals in the Daredevil & Elektra films and the Daredevil series, respectively. However, if the speculations about Charlie Cox’s return as the Man Without Fear in the long-awaited third MCU Spider-Man film are proven, it’s interesting to see if Marvel Studio would also try to bring back Elodie Yung’s Elektra.
Zack Snyder is best known for his work in films such as Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. His long-awaited Justice League Snyder Cut is set to premiere sometime this year as well as his upcoming Netflix horror film Army of the Dead.