Director Zack Snyder reveals his sneaky cameo in Wonder Woman. With the DC Extended Universe film already out, many die-hard fans have taken the time to watch the film closely in the hopes of spotting some fun Easter Eggs and apparently, one of which is the filmmaker posing as one of the soldiers fighting in World War I.
Snyder is a pivotal person in building the expanding DCEU. He directed 2013’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as the new Superman which is the first film in the entire shared cinematic slate. He also helmed last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice which introduced us to the Ben Affleck’s new iteration of Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Then he executive produced David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and produced, as well as co-wrote Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.
The photo has been earlier reported by THR back in March when the media outlet dropped by the Cruel & Unusual Films office – a film studio owned by Snyder and his wife Deborah – for a tour. In the black and white snap, Snyder is seen in his full battle garb complete with a Brodie helmet and a long firearm while striking a pose for the camera in a war-torn looking backdrop. You can see it below:
More recently, however, Snyder posted a closer look at the aforementioned picture of him as one of Diana and Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) group’s ally soldiers in his official Vero account along with the caption “In the trenches with Wonder Woman.” This resulted in a renewed interest in the photo from fans.
Snyder is known for having a penchant in stealthily inserting himself in films that he has been working on. And we are not entirely sure if it is just a matter of coincidence or it is intentional that almost all of his cameos thus far had him posing as a soldier. In 2004, he was one of the troopers in Dawn of the Dead was patrolling the White House. A few year later in 2009, he once again suited up as a soldier who fought alongside The Comedian in Vietnam in Watchmen.
Snyder also had an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but this time it was just his hand that made the frame making it more difficult to spot him in the movie. As revealed by the film’s cinematographer, Larry Fong, it was Snyder’s hand that picked up Batman’s phone during the fight club scene when it was supposed to be Affleck’s. With Justice League hitting theaters in November, we wonder if Snyder will once again have a cameo in it.