Zack Snyder & Netflix team up for Norse Mythology Anime

Zack Snyder Anime At Netflix

Now that director Zack Snyder is done with the DC Universe, he seems to be moving on to other projects, like an anime series based on Norse Mythology for Netflix. Via Variety:

The “Man of Steel” and “Justice League” director is set to co-create and executive produce an original anime series set in the world of Norse mythology for the streamer.

Jay Oliva, a prominent storyboard artist who has a long-standing creative partnership with Snyder which spans a dozen live action features including “Justice League” and “300: Rise of an Empire,” created the prospective series alongside Snyder and will serve as the showrunner, director, and executive producer.

So it seems like Oliva will be quite active in the development of this new anime series, which will join the ranks of Ultraman, Castlevania, and The Seven Deadly Sins among Netflix’s growing stable of adult-oriented cartoons. Snyder’s involvement seems purely on the business end of things, though he may have some creative input as well. But from the looks of things, this is Oliva’s baby.

Oliva has also directed several DC animated films such as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Batman Vs. Robin, Justice League Dark, and more. So if those movies are anything to go by, this currently untitled “Norse Mythology” anime should be pretty darn good.

Snyder is currently directing, writing, and producing the zombie thriller original movie Army of the Dead for Netflix, with Dave Bautista and Theo Rossi attached to star in Snyder’s directorial return after he left (or was fired?) from Justice League. It looks like Snyder is moving away from the traditional Hollywood studios and teaming up with Netflix for his future projects. I guess we’ll see how that plays out.

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