Justice League as a movie has many different kinds of women on its screen. There are women like Wonder Woman; a powerful Amazonian. Other women are like Lois Lane; a brilliant reporter. And then there are the women behind the scenes of Justice League that are just as important as Diana and Lois. Women like producer Deborah Snyder; one half of the brilliant duo who are bringing the Snyder Cut to fans all over the world.
We got a chance to speak with Deborah Snyder about female empowerment, what it means to be part of a movie that empowers it’s cast members, and who would be her ride or die if it came down to it. Spoiler alert: it’s Wonder Woman. Always has been and always will be if the statue behind her during the video interview is any indication. And if her comments about the legacy of the Amazonian are any indication as well.
“For so long there weren’t any heroes that I could look up to and identify with. And I felt like for my daughter and for my son, they won’t know that because she’s [Wonder Woman] here.” That distinction is important to viewers and fans alike who saw themselves in Wonder Woman that very first time and who will continue to see themselves in Zack Snyder’s vision of Justice League.
“It took so long to get her to the screen,” Deborah went on before saying, “And to be part of that, I think it’s been the most fulfilling thing for me. Young girls and also boys, and people of all ages really, can see what it’s like to have this strong and balanced woman.” And she’s right. Representation is at the key of what makes superhero movies so entertaining and why fans keep returning movie after movie.
Want to know more about what Deborah Snyder had to say about Justice League, creating three-dimensional characters, having women behind the scenes, and the important feminist ideals that go with creating Wonder Woman, Lois Lane, and more? Check out the Fangirlish interview with Deborah Snyder below! And when you’re done, let us know what you think in the comments below!
Zack Snyder’s Justice League premieres March 18, 2021 on HBO Max.