American director Zack Snyder attends a press conference as part of the new movie “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” global tour on March 11, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The man who spent a good part of the last few years shaping the DC Universe (Read: Man Of Steel and Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice) is back. Zack Snyder dropped a bombshell to a fan when doing a Q&A session for the social media site Vero; he will be directing a screen adaptation of Ayn Rand’s 1943 novel The Fountainhead.

Based on the story of a young architect who refuses to obey the old guard architectural establishment, the film will be Snyder’s first big feature-length film after Justice League. The director had to abort the production of the superhero film in May 2017 after his daughter committed suicide. Joss Whedon stood in for all reshoots and post-production purposes, however Snyder still received the directing credits.

“I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “Warner Bros. owns [Rand’s] script, and I’ve just been working on that a little bit.”

Snyder will be slotting this project into the mix while also producing Wonder Woman 2 and Suicide Squad 2.

More to come.

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