After an EARTHQUAKE of Changes at DC, Fans Yet Again Demand to #BringBackZackSnyder

After an EARTHQUAKE of Changes at DC, Fans Yet Again Demand to #BringBackZackSnyder
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It has been a rough couple of years for DC and Warner Bros. From changes in project plans to executive heads, it gives the audiences the impression that they have a vague sense of direction.  The launching of the “new era” of the DC Universe indeed ignited hope for many supporters, and the installation of James Gunn and Peter Safran as heads sparked a second chance.

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DC’s Justice League (2017) directed by Zack Snyder

As per recent reports, it seems that the DC Universe is no longer interested in following up Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman sequel has officially been scrapped prior to this news. And, now, the new DC CEOs are bombarded with criticisms.

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Cancellation Of Several DC Movies Brings James Gunn Under Fire

James Gunn addressed the issue as reported in an article by The Hollywood Reporter. The post offered a quick sneak peek at the future plans and projects at DC Studios. It seems that the director has been doing some sweep-cleaning and making dramatic choices under his supervision. This means breaking away from the Zack Snyder-introduced universe.

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James Gunn

Check out Gunn’s statement via Twitter below:

So. As for the story yesterday in the Hollywood Reporter, some of it is true, some of it is half-true, some of it is not true, & some of it we haven’t decided yet whether it’s true or not.”

Peter & I chose to helm DC Studios knowing we were coming into a fractious environment, both in the stories being told & in the audience itself & there would be an unavoidable transitional period as we moved into telling a cohesive story across film, TV, animation, and gaming.”

But, in the end, the drawbacks of that transitional period were dwarfed by the creative possibilities & the opportunity to build upon what has worked in DC so far & to help rectify what has not.”

We know we are not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise everything we do is done in the service of the STORY & in the service of the DC CHARACTERS we know you cherish and we have cherished our whole lives.”

This puts a lot of things in critical positions. Henry Cavill’s Superman is expected to face off Black Adam in the planned sequel as teased in the movie’s post-credits. The actor even made his comeback official after posting a video on Instagram. Warner Bros was also developing a sequel for Man of Steel at the time. A lot of creatives have also expressed their interest to join in on the project and even assented to a possible Justice League sequel.


These were all held in high hopes until Gunn and Safran came into the picture and delivered the earth-shattering news. The rumor is that Johnson worked so hard to bring Cavill into his own corner of the DC Universe, but this was not pleasing to the eyes of the new management. Momoa, on the other hand, could return as a new character. Some fans speculate that he could emerge as Lobo, a new character that DCU plans to introduce.

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DC Fans Campaign To Bring Back Zack Snyder

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James Gunn and Zack Snyder

People are fuming over Gunn’s revelation of future movie plans, and this led to a meltdown across the community. Fans bombarded Twitter with posts urging to #BringBackZackSnyder and #FireJamesGunn. Others pronounced DCU officially dead. Check out their tweets:



There is no certainty with the plans, as mentioned by Gunn in his Twitter post. He said that it could change as they progress, weeding out what they see as a stumbling block. They acknowledge that the decision will not make everyone happy, which evidently manifested on social media right after the announcement.


Meanwhile, Black Adam will arrive on HBO Max on December 16.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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