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Zack Snyder puts Fountainhead on hold to avoid public outcry

Zack Snyder
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Zack Snyder has decided to postpone his adaption of the Ayn Rand novel The Fountainhead.

Discussing why the long-awaited adaptation had been put on hold, the Justice League director said on the podcast Life is Short with Justin Long that he believes a more "liberal government" is needed to make a movie so that "everyone won't freak out or something". 

He went on to compare his filmmaking process to the controversial novel, saying: "You’re making little compromises constantly. Maybe one story less, and it’ll be very good. Does it really need all those fancy window frames? Maybe just make the windows. You wanted a mansion, and you end up with something that sort of looks like a house. For me, that’s always what The Fountainhead was about. For a lot of people, it’s a big political thing, but for me it’s not so much about that."

Snyder's reasons for putting the movie on the back burner more than likely means it will be a long time before he touches it. However, he won't be sitting around idling while he waits on the government to change. 

Snyder's Army of the Dead hits Netflix later this month. He recently announced that filming on the Army of the Dead: The Prequel, and there is also an animated series on the way with Netflix. 

While you wait on Snyder's adaptation of Fountainhead and his Army of the Dead universe to take over the streaming platform, you can check out our picks for the best Netflix movies

Stephanie is a comic book historian and pop culture critic for publications including SYFYFANGRRLS, Marvel, The A.V. Club, Nerdist, Den of Geek, and Rotten Tomatoes. Stephanie is also a comic creator with three ongoing webcomics, Parenthood Activate!, But What If Though?, and Living Heroes. She made her Marvel debut with a short story featuring Monica Rambeau in Marvel’s Voices: Legacy. She recently made her DC Comics debut in Wonder Woman Black and Gold #2 and is co-writing the Nubia and the Amazons miniseries.