After Stephen Colbert poked fun at Zack Snyder’s Justice League back in March, the director brought the full force of his dark, gritty reboot powers to Colbert’s own show. During a segment of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this week, Zack Snyder gave the late-night talk show his own personal touch, and you can check that out above if you’d like to start your weekend with a chuckle.
“As a director I like a challenge. That’s why I spent my whole career tackling the big genres,” Snyder said in the segment. “I’m always looking to grow as an artist, so when my agent asked me if I wanted to direct an episode of The Late Show, I immediately said yes. I love Carpool Karaoke, and then he said, ‘no, it’s the one that’s before that,’ and I was like, ‘oh, okay.’” The first step was to create a virtual late-night set unlike anything anyone had seen before, including a green-screen desk. “This desk that I’m at here is $80 million more my actual desk,” Colbert said. “But it can instantly transform into anything.” Not so fast, Colbert. Snyder added that the desk would remain a desk, but the “potential to be anything is what great cinema is about.” Check out the rest of the video for hardcore workouts, slow-motion, and a new take on Justice League‘s Knightmare sequence.