My take away watching that was. 1) It would have been a hugely successful TV series. 2) Zack Snyder was doing his own thing with the established characters. Maybe he should have gone all the way and made these all original characters. Was he just giving off the right vibe as an actor for the time period? And then that type of character went out of fashion? His career as a leading man does not survive the 80s. His last big movie is 1990.