Zack Snyder Wants To Do A “Faithful Retelling” Of King Arthur

It may seem like the only thing Zack Snyder’s got going on is his cut of Justice League, but there’s more coming up after that. In a way, all of this talk his superhero stuff is really good promotion for his next film, Army of the Dead (starring fan-favorite Dave Bautista), and whatever Snyder decides to come after that. If his recent conversation with I Minutemen is any indication, that could be a movie based on the legends of King Arthur.

“I’ve been working on something, but we’ll see…” Snyder said. “I’ve been thinking about some kind of retelling, like a real sort of faithful retelling of that Arthurian mythological concept. We’ll see. Maybe that will come at some point.”

This came in response to a comment about the lack of medieval films of late. I guess Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has already slipped out of mind. David Lowery also has Green Knight with Dev Patel coming up, so this lacking is really anything but.

A super-stylized Snyder version of King Arthur could be hot, though. Lots of swords and shields clanging in what would surely look a lot like 300 with horses and castles, and probably not at all “faithful” to anything.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.