It’s been a long week, or dare I say a long few weeks for fans of Zack Snyder. They’ve been subject to various levels of torture- Warner Bros. incompetence in running a franchise, their indifference toward Cavill, Snyder’s version of the caped hero, and now, rumors after rumors.
Man of Steel was released back in 2013, and it’s almost been a decade since we saw a sequel to the movie. It only makes sense though, as WB does not like Snyder’s vision for the DCEU, let alone like his style of directing and attempt to set a dark tone for the franchise. But fans have still rallied a sort of cult around the director, and they want WB to listen to their demands.
Zack Snyder Fans Demand His Return For Justice League Sequel, And More!
Zack Snyder‘s fans or fans of the SnyderVerse as a lot of DC fans know them, were the main culprits behind the confidential director’s cut of the poorly received Justice League (Joss Whedon’s version) being cracked open for all to see.
The 4-hour-long director’s cut titled Zack Snyder’s Justice League (also known as Snyder Cut) includes major changes to the story & characters from the original Justice League movie and introduces a darker theme. It was well-received by fans and critics alike as they all vouched for it as being vastly superior to Whedon’s work.
But now comes the time to set sights on a sequel for the movie (and more), which although isn’t confirmed, is in huge demand from Snyder fans to have the Sucker Punch director be the man behind the camera, and it still carries on the same spirit that the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement had.
Now reports have come out that Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson was the mediator of a reported agreement between Henry Cavill and WB to bring Cavill back as Superman, setting the stage for a proper sequel for Justice League.
Fans on Twitter have been exceptionally demanding of WB to make the Justice League sequels happen, and they’re not going to stop their protest unless and until their god-like idol gets on the director’s seat.
— Tommy 𝓢𝓷𝔂𝓭𝓮𝓻 (@TommySnyder991) October 8, 2022
We’re dreaming too-
I don’t think they know how epic this shit was gonna be
— Holiday (@holida3301) October 9, 2022
The new movement is called #RestoreTheSndyerVerse –
— Mohab Amgad (@MohabAmgad2) October 9, 2022
This is an equitable compromise-
I mean, it wouldn't hurt to see the Snyderverse set in an alternate universe..
— MG Raagul (@mgraagul) October 9, 2022
A detailed argument-
Zack Snyder's Justice League comprises of:
Zack Snyder's Superman
Zack Snyder's Batman
Zack Snyder's Wonder Woman
Zack Snyder's Aquaman
Zack Snyder's Flash
Zack Snyder's Cyborg
This is what we want. Without Zack Snyder the rest of it is meaningless.#RestoreTheSnyderVerse
— RTSnyderCut #ReleaseTheAyerCut November 5th (@RTSnyderCut) October 9, 2022
They even have a roadmap! –
— Alexandre of SnyderVerse (@SnyderVerse18) September 30, 2022
Zack Snyder is truly lucky to have such an army of fans assembled behind him, and it’s not to say that he isn’t capable of making a worthwhile movie.
But will we be getting a sequel for Justice League? That hugely depends on WB, if they’re smart enough they’ll realize that ZSJL was a huge success and that Snyder is the perfect candidate to take this franchise forward.
But Will Zack Snyder’s Justice League Get A Sequel?
As you can judge from the tweets above, it’s pretty clear that Zack Snyder is a huge candidate that could almost walk into any DC superhero project and his fans would assemble to support him.
The Dawn of the Dead director has already made three great superhero movies- Watchmen, Man of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Other than that, the obvious Zack Snyder’s Justice League on top might just be all of Snyder’s work on superhero movies that his fans may ever get to see.
There’s still no confirmation for the Justice League sequel, and it looks like Snyder isn’t too keen on the project either. This is all based on different statements from the director, though.
Back in January 2021, the 56-year-old director talked to ComicBook Debate in an interview where he revealed that he had no plans to continue the world he created. Even before ZSJL was released, Snyder had said during an interview with The New York Times that the movie was “the last movie I make for the DCU”.
In all fairness, we wouldn’t have predicted back at the start of 2020 that WB would succumb to the demands of Snyder fans and release the Snyder Cut. But here we are, and we’re only hoping for the best!