When one thinks of Zack Snyder, the renowned filmmaker known for directing movies like “Army of the Dead” and “300,” video games may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it turns out that Snyder is just like the rest of us when it comes to his fondness for gaming, particularly Fortnite.
In an interview with Wired, Snyder admitted that he has spent quite a significant amount of time playing Fortnite. His passion for the popular battle royale game was so intense that his wife even tried to persuade him to take up pottery instead. According to Snyder, he’s actually quite skilled at the game. However, his late-night gaming sessions raised concerns, with his wife questioning his decision to stay up until 3 in the morning competing against younger players, jokingly referring to them as “12-year-olds.”
Despite not revealing his in-game name, Snyder did share that his favorite Fortnite skin is Mr. Meeseeks, a character from Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.” Interestingly, Snyder has expressed his interest in turning the animated show into a movie in the past. Therefore, if you encounter the Mr. Meeseeks skin during your Fortnite matches, there’s a small chance that you might have been eliminated by none other than Zack Snyder himself.
While Snyder’s love for gaming is evident in his personal endeavors, he has also expressed his interest in adapting popular gaming franchises into movies. Two noteworthy franchises that have captured his attention are “Halo” and “Gears of War.” Although “Halo” already has a highly anticipated series in the works at Showtime, and Netflix is collaborating with The Coalition to bring the world of “Gears of War” to the big screen, fans are intrigued by the unique vision that Snyder could bring to these projects.
Although gaming and Fortnite remain integral to Zack Snyder’s life, his primary focus currently lies in his upcoming film, “Rebel Moon – Chapter One: Child of Fire.” The anticipation for this Netflix movie is mounting, especially after the recent release of a captivating trailer earlier this month. The trailer showcased an array of action-packed scenes featuring laser swords, extraterrestrial creatures, and intergalactic battles. Fans can mark their calendars for December 22 when “Rebel Moon” makes its highly anticipated debut on the streaming platform.
While Snyder transitions his attention from gaming to filmmaking, Fortnite enthusiasts have their own excitement to look forward to. On December 2, the game is set to host the highly anticipated Big Bang event. This event is expected to serve as a prelude to Chapter 5, introducing players to an entirely new gaming experience.
Zack Snyder’s love for gaming, specifically Fortnite, may come as a surprise to many. However, it only adds to the multi-talented filmmaker’s already impressive repertoire. As we eagerly await the release of both “Rebel Moon – Chapter One: Child of Fire” and the Fortnite Big Bang event, it’s safe to say that Snyder’s fusion of filmmaking and gaming has created a unique space for fans of both mediums to admire and appreciate.